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Impulse (1954)

| Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1954 (UK)
An American realtor living in England is dissatisfied with what he believes to be his humdrum life. One weekend while his wife is out of town, he gives a ride to a woman he sees stranded on... See full summary »

Director:

Cy Endfield (as Charles de Lautour)

Writers:

Cy Endfield (screenplay) (as Jonathan Roach), Lawrence Huntington (screenplay) (as Laurence Huntingdon) | 2 more credits »
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Arthur Kennedy ... Alan Curtis
Constance Smith ... Lila
Joy Shelton ... Elizabeth Curtis
Jack Allen ... Freddie
James Carney James Carney ... Jack Forrester
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Gray
Cameron Hall Cameron Hall ... Joe
Jean St. Clair Jean St. Clair ... Curtis's Next Door Neighbour
Bruce Beeby Bruce Beeby ... Harry Winters
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An American realtor living in England is dissatisfied with what he believes to be his humdrum life. One weekend while his wife is out of town, he gives a ride to a woman he sees stranded on the road. One thing leads to another, and he soon finds himself enmeshed in a plot involving a diamond robbery, gangsters and murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Why throw away your whole future...for a girl you've known only 24 hours?

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Feature-film debut of Kenneth Cope. See more »

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You're Gone
Music by Stanley Black
Lyric by Barbara Killalee
Sung by Constance Smith (uncredited)
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a fine Cyril Enfield unkown british film noir

While his wife goes to London, a yankee (Arthur Kennedy) meets a beautiful lady (the sexy Constance Smith) and helps her with her damaged car. But everything gets more and more and more complicated. And she's so beautiful he cannot resist. Quite classic, but it's a true film noir story, directed with punch in usual settings but with so much efficiency, so many twists, as so often in british realistic film noir. Arthur Kennedy and Constance Smith live a strange love story, I wish the end would have been stronger. Yes, Cyril Enfield was a good director.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Elã See more »

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Tempean Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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