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Cloudburst (1951)

Approved | | Mystery | July 1951 (UK)
A Canadian World War II veteran working for the British Foreign Office scours England for the killer who murdered his wife.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Graham
... Carol Graham
... Inspector Davis
Sheila Burrell ... Lorna Dawson
Harold Lang ... Mickie Fraser / Kid Python
Mary Germaine ... Peggy Reece
Thomas Heathcote ... Jackie
... Sergeant Ritchie
Lyn Evans ... Chuck Peters
Edith Sharpe ... Mrs. Reece
James Mills ... Thompson
... Kate
... Cardew
... Johnson
... Carter
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A Canadian World War II veteran working for the British Foreign Office scours England for the killer who murdered his wife.

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This was the first Hammer film to be made at Bray Studios. See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie, Inspector Davis asks someone from his office what a "cryptographer" is. It is inconceivable that a Scotland Yard Inspector wouldn't know that. See more »

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John Graham: [looks at the crossword his wife has been doing] Well... you've filled in nine words... You must have been here for hours.
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Featured in The World of Hammer: Hammer (1994) See more »

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Interesting Enough
19 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Interesting post-war British revenge tragedy which, surprisingly, casts Robert Preston as a Canadian anti-hero. Fine acting throughout with Harold Lang, who was to become a charismatic acting coach at RADA, as the bad guy. The Scottish actress, Elizabeth Sellars, is doe-eyed and lovely as the lead actress and Thomas Heathcote excels in a cameo performance. It's also good to see some post-war British film industry stalwarts such as Noel Howlett and George Woodbidge turning in their usual robust performances. The black and white photography is quite magical although the film score is overly dramatic. It's sad to see that this film is quite forgotten: the performances demand greater consideration. An English film noir.


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