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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.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Warner ... Inspector Lane
Anthony Steel ... Dr. Carter
Joy Shelton ... Laura Bishop
Freddie Mills Freddie Mills ... Tim Mahoney (as Freddie Mills Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World)
Sidney James ... Danny Marks
Earl Cameron ... George Robinson
John Robinson John Robinson ... Dr. Braithwaite
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Cornelius
Eric Pohlmann ... Flash Harry
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Brett
Geoffrey Hibbert Geoffrey Hibbert ... Jackson
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Brenda
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Mr. Wilberforce
Peggy Bryan ... Ward Sister
Avis Scott Avis Scott ... Marie
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Storyline

Scotland Yard is mobilised in the hunt for blood donors in a race to save a dying girl.

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Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hundred Hour Hunt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nettlefold Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Freddie Mills. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carter: Your blood can save that child's life - you know that don't you? But to take it now will more than very possibly kill you.
Jackson: And if you don't take it?
Inspector Lane: You'll be taken to hospital, you'll live and in due course you'll stand trial for murder.
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Connections

Remade as Emergency (1962) See more »

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How can one be negative about this?
13 August 2007 | by Andrew_S_HattonSee 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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