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Solo for Sparrow (1962)

A group of crooks accidentally kill an elderly shop assistant while stealing the keys to the jewelry shop where she works.

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Yvonne Buckingham ...
Jenny
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Paddy Mooney
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Pin Norman
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Supt. Symington
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Dr. Wolfson
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Det. Sergeant Reeve
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Insp. Sparrow
Susan Maryott ...
Sue Warren (as Susan Marryott)
Jack May ...
Insp. Hudson
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Dusty
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Larkin
Bartlett Mullins ...
Mr. Walters
Anthony Newlands ...
Reynolds
Nancy O'Neil ...
Miss Martin
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Mrs. Reynolds
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A group of crooks accidentally kill an elderly shop assistant while stealing the keys to the jewelry shop where she works.

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One of a series of second feature films based on Edgar Wallace novels, released between 1960 and 1965 in British cinemas. The films were later sold to American TV and screened there as The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960). See more »

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More nostalgia with (some) familiar actors
13 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Another of the entertaining Merton Park releases, loosely based on Edgar Wallace stories, that were shown before the main feature in the 60s. Many of the actors in these films went on to bigger things, some were destined to make a good living playing supporting roles and some didn't progress at all. In this film, the one and only Michael Caine plays Paddy, one of a group of crooks who steal the keys to a jewellery shop from the elderly shop assistant after she's locked up for the night, accidentally killing her. Although IMDb has Caine near the top of the cast list, his role is fairly minor, played with a brave attempt at an Irish accent. As usual for these films, the plot is quite intriguing and Glyn Houston as Inspector Sparrow puts in a credible performance as he tries to track down the thieves despite his superior's wishes that he should call in Scotland Yard to help. Nothing is quite what it seems and this turns out to be more than a straightforward robbery.


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