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Recoil (1953)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | August 1953 (UK)
Jean Talbot poses as a crook to infiltrate the gang who killed her jeweller father, Michael.

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Nicholas Conway
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Jean Talbot
Edward Underdown ...
Michael Conway
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Inspector Trubridge
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Sgt. Perkins
Ethel O'Shea ...
Mrs. Conway
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Farnborough
Michael Kelly ...
Crouch
Anthony Pelly ...
Bentock (as Tony Pelly)
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Wilbur
Robert Moore ...
Roger
John Watson ...
Paul
Bill Lowe ...
Walters
Michael Balfour ...
Parkes
Mike McCarthy ...
Taxi Driver
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Jean Talbot poses as a crook to infiltrate the gang who killed her jeweller father, Michael.

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When Nicholas Conway arrives at Goring's Depository, late at night, it is dark. However when he is chased onto the roof and flees down the fire escape, it is broad daylight. Once he reaches the ground and goes back to the car that Jean is driving, it is dark again. See more »

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Great movie in the style they don't make any longer - regrettably ...
29 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

The gorgeous Elizabeth Sellars stars in this gripping drama, though IMO wrongly cast she plays the part well in her usual faultless style.

Her father is killed in a heist gone wrong and the criminal is seen by Jean (Elizabeth) but cleverly sets up an alibi which is unable to be faulted by the police. Jean then sets about trying to trap the killer (Edward Underdown) by whoring herself to him, much to the chagrin of Underdown's brother who has innocently supplied the alibi and thinks that Jean is the cat's pajamas.

Cleverly working her way into the confidence of the killer and his cohorts, Jean keeps the police updated on the coming plans of the gang while the brother starts to realise he's been dudded into giving false information.

A wonderful 'B' movie that moves along at a great pace with good acting and direction. The only downside seems to be the casting of some of the players - Edward Underdown and Keiron Moore as brothers? - tends to make one think of 'Twins' with Danny de Vito.

Don't miss it if you get the opportunity. --- 8/ 10.


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