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Meet Mr. Callaghan (1954)

| Crime, Drama | June 1954 (UK)
Direputable Private Detective Slim Callaghan is hired to investigate a murder and a will change in London.

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Complete credited cast:
... Slim Callaghan (as Derrick de Marney)
Harriette Johns ... Cynthia Meraulton
Peter Neil ... William Meraulton
... Mayola Verville
Larry Burns ... Darky
Trevor Reid ... Det. Inspector Gringall
... Jeremy Meraulton
Roger Williams ... Bellamy Meraulton
Frank Henderson ... Paul Meraulton
Frank Sieman ... Police Sgt. Fields
Delphi Lawrence ... Effie Perkins
... Jenny Appleby
Michael Partridge ... Mike Jengel
Brenda Gay ... William Meraulton's Secretary
Robert Adair ... August Meraulton
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Direputable Private Detective Slim Callaghan is hired to investigate a murder and a will change in London.

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This was intended to be the first in a series See more »

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Slim Callaghan: Handing Darky bank notes: Take this on account.
Darky: On account of what?
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Remake of Meet Mr. Callaghan (1952) See more »

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Neat and entertaining British crime movie from the 50's
9 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a neat, entertaining and witty British movie from the 1950's which is very much enhanced by an excellent lead performance by Derrick De Marney as Slim Callaghan. Based on a Peter Cheyney novel, and featuring his main character of Callaghan, the film moves along at a brisk pace, and the plot, which is quite involved, never sags and retains the viewers interest all the way. This is helped in no small way by a sharp and vibrant script. Although other actors have portrayed Slim Callaghan, there is little doubt that De Marney is by far the best. His laconic and downbeat style fits the character perfectly, and it is a pity that it was never put to further good purpose. In many ways, he provides a perfect comparison to similar American-style gumshoes in movies from the 40's and 50's, in particular. The scene in the nightclub, when he is tempted by singer Adrienne Corri, is a joy of deadpan expression and he certainly carries this film along in a thoroughly expert way. You are left with the distinct impression that this is how the author imagined his main character to be. All in all, a film well worth catching and one that should gain a wider audience.


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