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The Limping Man (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 11 December 1953 (USA)
A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring.

Director:

Cy Endfield (as Charles de Lautour)

Writers:

Ian Stuart Black (adapted for the screen by), Reginald Long (adapted for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Bridges ... Franklyn Prior
Moira Lister ... Pauline French
Alan Wheatley ... Inspector Braddock
Leslie Phillips ... Cameron
Hélène Cordet Hélène Cordet ... Helene Castle
Bruce Beeby Bruce Beeby ... Kendall Brown
Andre Van Gyseghem Andre Van Gyseghem ... Stage Door Keeper (as André Van Gyseghern)
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Stage Manager
Lionel Blair ... The Dancer
Robert Harbin Robert Harbin ... The Magician
Charles Botterill (ii) Charles Botterill (ii) ... The Xylophonist (as Charles Bottrill)
Rachel Roberts ... Barmaid
Verne Morgan Verne Morgan ... Stone
Raymond Rollett Raymond Rollett ... Jonas
Irissa Cooper Irissa Cooper ... The Maid
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Storyline

American Frank Pryor (Lloyd Bridges)) arrives in London to take up an interrupted romance with Pauline French (Moira Lister), whom he hasn't seen in six years. At the airport a man standing alongside Pryor is slain by an unseen sniper, and he is detained by Scotland Yard for questioning. Released, he goes to Pauline's apartment, and learns that she had an intimate association with the slain man and is not interested in talking about it. Scotland Yard also knows this and Pryor and Pauline are kept under surveillance. After complications involving the dead man's wife, it is found that the man Pauline knows isn't dead at all and isn't who he is supposed to be. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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What strange secret walked side by side with ... The Limping Man.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wer ist Kendall Brown? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Banner Films Ltd. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Jean Marsh. See more »

Crazy Credits

Margaret Hotine, Michael Bowen and Kay Callard were included in the list of actors in the opening titles but not in the character-plus-actor list in the closing credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

I Couldn't Care Less
by Cy Endfield (as Hugh Raker) and Arthur Wilkinson
Sung by Hélène Cordet (uncredited)
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It Can't Overcome the Ending
29 May 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

In a parody of "The Famous Writers' School" a teacher recommends that no matter what corner you have painted yourself into, literarily, you can always end it with "then I got run over by a truck." In this film the audience is run over by a truck. It takes a nicely orchestrated set of events and cheapens them badly. This is the tale of a man who finds himself in the middle of some intrigue and blackmail. There are nice plot twists all along the way, especially involving the female protagonist who has gotten herself in some big time trouble. Lloyd Bridges is sort of along for the ride. We keep waiting for him to be more than an observer, but he never rises above that. Still I was involved until the moronic ending.


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