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River Beat (1954)

A London police inspector is patrolling the river looking for smugglers, when he becomes attracted to a woman working as a ship's radio operator. When the woman turns up in possession of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Judy Roberts
John Bentley ... Dan Barker
... Captain Watford
Leonard White ... Sergeant McLeod
... Blake
... Charlie
Charles Lloyd Pack ... Hendrick
... Maclure
Margaret Anderson ... Nell
Michael Balfour ... Adams
Isabel George ... Anna
... Eddie
Harold Ayer ... Gordon
Patrick Jordan ... Bert
Jack McNaughton ... Hickson
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A London police inspector is patrolling the river looking for smugglers, when he becomes attracted to a woman working as a ship's radio operator. When the woman turns up in possession of some smuggled gems, the inspector must determine whether she knew about them or was just being used. If she is guilty, he must arrest her in spite of his feelings. If she is innocent, he must protect her from the smuggling gang, which is known to silence anyone who might talk. Written by Snow Leopard

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16 July 1954 (USA)  »

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Die Jagd begann im Hafen  »

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Good Cast well written plot,exciting thriller
27 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film is set in the Port of London just after the coronation.The story revolves around Phylis Kirk being duped into smuggling diamonds.There is a very long chain in this gang from those on board to those on shore.The head of the gang seems to be Charles Looyd Pack.However there is so much in the way of plot that we never actual see whether he is hauled in by the police.We have Kirk chasing Glyn Houston around Dockland as it then was,and then on to the East End.The chase ends in the mud at low tide on the Thames.Looks like the actors were having great fun.Kirk is actually quote good as the arbitrary American lead and the reason for her being on the scene ,is for once quite plausible.This is a very watchable thriller.


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