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Code of Scotland Yard (1947)

The Shop at Sly Corner (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 24 October 1948 (USA)
In Britain, a man with a shady past uses his antiquities shop as a front for smuggled diamonds but his young shop-assistant starts blackmailing him, leading to murder and to a police investigation.

Director:

George King

Writers:

Edward Percy (play), Katherine Strueby (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Oskar Homolka ... Desius Heiss
Derek Farr ... Robert Graham
Muriel Pavlow ... Margaret Heiss
Manning Whiley Manning Whiley ... Corder Morris
Kathleen Harrison ... Mrs. Catt
Garry Marsh ... Major Elliot
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Archie Fellows
Jan Van Loewen Jan Van Loewen ... Professor Vanetti
Irene Handl ... Ruby Towser
Johnnie Schofield Johnnie Schofield ... Inspector Robson
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Storyline

Descius Heiss is a French expatriate, and former Devil's Island prisoner, with two passions; driving shrewd bargains in antiques at his Sly Corner Shop, and the care of his Beautiful violin-playing daughter, Margaret. But, his comfortable wealth comes more from being a fence for stolen goods than it does buying-and-selling antiques. His secret is discovered by his shop assistant Archie Fellowes (Kenneth Griffith), a nasty, sniveling young scroat, who keeps blackmailing Heiss until he goes to far. The film ends in a London concert-hall where Margaret is playing the Mendelssohm Violin Concerto. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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WHEN A MAN HAS A SECRET LIKE THIS...HE'LL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP IT! (original ad for "Code of Scotland Yard"

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Code of Scotland Yard See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pennant Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Diana Dors' first film. See more »

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Desius Heiss is supposed to be French, although the name is not French, and Oskar Hololka does not use a French accent. See more »

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Featured in Crime Wave: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged by George Melachrino
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Oscar Homulka is superb in the role of the sly antique dealer.
17 March 2002 | by sundplegaSee all my reviews

I expected this movie to be oldfashioned in acting style with an easy plot. Instead it surprised me with a fairly complex plot and some actions by the characters I did not foresee. Most important, I thought the acting style of Homulka was extremely "real," and he did not sound like he was speaking lines. Take yourself back to the 30s --which is what it looked like, even if it is 1947, and enjoy.


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