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The Hundred Hour Hunt (1952)

Emergency Call (original title)
Scotland Yard is mobilised in the hunt for blood donors in a race to save a dying girl.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Inspector Lane
... Dr. Carter
... Laura Bishop
Freddie Mills ... Tim Mahoney (as Freddie Mills Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World)
... Danny Marks
... George Robinson
John Robinson ... Dr. Braithwaite
... Mrs. Cornelius
... Flash Harry
Sydney Tafler ... Brett
Geoffrey Hibbert ... Jackson
Vida Hope ... Brenda
Henry Hewitt ... Mr. Wilberforce
... Ward Sister
Avis Scott ... Marie
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Scotland Yard is mobilised in the hunt for blood donors in a race to save a dying girl.

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3 June 1953 (USA)  »

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Freddie Mills receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carter: If she'd been a man I'd have punched her on the nose.
Inspector Lane: You have improved her looks if you had...
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Remade as Emergency (1962) See more »

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13 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Archetypal film that shows post war Britain as it is understood by those of us who grew up with Dixon of Dock Green, Freddie Mills, Sydney Tafler and Sid James writing our scripts. Wonderful stuff with a conclusion we know will be solved just before the film ends, so we can all go to bed knowing that all is right with the world and we are being protected by our new NHS and police force who do no wrong.

Such a shame we learnt the truth by the eighties by which time we had grown up and discovered how complex the world really is, but oh how we can recall the kindly usherette showing us to our seats in a darkened cinema as we all felt part of the same Britain for just an hour and a half before the new Queen was crowned. Wonderful evocative stuff or a load of old clap trap depending on your take on the world?


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