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Wheel of Fate (1953)

| Drama | July 1953 (UK)
Two brothers work in their invalid father's repair garage. Johnny is the quiet, reliable one while Ted is younger and wilder. The brothers feud over Lucky, a beautiful band singer. Then ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Searle

Writers:

Alex Atkinson (story "Nightmare"), Guy Elmes (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patric Doonan Patric Doonan ... Johnny Burrows
Sandra Dorne ... Lucky Price
Bryan Forbes ... Ted Reid
John Horsley ... Detective Sergeant Simpson
Johnnie Schofield Johnnie Schofield ... Len Bright
Martin Benson ... Riscoe
Bernard Rebel Bernard Rebel
Cyril Smith Cyril Smith ... Perce
Fred Griffiths Fred Griffiths ... Lorry driver
Michael McCarthy Michael McCarthy
Bartlett Mullins Bartlett Mullins ... Alf the barman
Frederick Treves ... Constable Parker
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Storyline

Two brothers work in their invalid father's repair garage. Johnny is the quiet, reliable one while Ted is younger and wilder. The brothers feud over Lucky, a beautiful band singer. Then their life is complicated: first by a police search for the unknown killer of a man in a dance hall fight, and then by a bookie pressuring Ted to pay his gambling debts. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Johnny Burrows: Last night you were just like Ted's mother used to be. Knew everything, done everything. A cheap thrill for any mug stupid enough to want to come back a second time. And I've seen what it did for Ted and our life here. You don't change by swapping dresses and wiping a bit of red off your lips
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Cuyaba
(uncredited)
Music by Da Paula Bana (pseudonym of Winifred Palmer)
Paxton Music Ltd
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Short and dramatic story of conflicting brothers
1 July 2001 | by dj_kennettSee all my reviews

Wheel of Fate is a different to the majority of films make the Rank during this period. It comes from a different studio. It comes across as a shorter, more direct film with less stage-setting and plot development and a focus on getting the story across.

The story is about two very different brothers, who run a small garage, owned by their eccentric and bed ridden father. They fall into conflict over a nightclub singer.

The film is a bit like reading a short story - expect it to happen quickly.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1953 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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