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The Partner (1963)

| Drama | 1963 (UK)
A tax avoidance scheme by a film producer leads to murder and the theft of £300,000.

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Lin Siyan
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Wayne Douglas
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Inspector Simons
Mark Eden ...
Richard Webb
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Buddy Forrester
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Charles Briers
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Adrian Marlowe
Virginia Wetherell ...
Karen
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Pam
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Dr. Ambrose
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Alwood
Brian Haines ...
Surgeon
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Peter
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A tax avoidance scheme by a film producer leads to murder and the theft of £300,000.

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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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Edited into The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: The Partner (1963) See more »

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Studio is star of middling mystery
27 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After four years or so, the Merton Park Edgar Wallace series was beginning to run out of steam by the time this entry was made. It's based, apparently, on Wallace's 1926 novel The Million Dollar Story. A tax avoidance scheme by a film producer leads to murder and the theft of £300,000, but the story, not helped by a mainly dull cast, fails to generate much interest. Best performance by far comes from Scottish character actor Ewan Roberts whose Inspector Simons has a nice line in repartee. Anthony Booth appears to be trying some method acting, but succeeds only in being irritating. The real star however is Merton Park Studios itself and we see glimpses of the exteriors and sound stages on which so many 'B' features were shot.


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