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The Intruder (1953)

Ex regimental commander Colonel Merton catches one of his former NCOs burgling his house and investigates to find the reason behind this desperate act.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Robin Maugham (novel), Robin Maugham (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ripper ... Mechanic
Jack Hawkins ... Wolf Merton
Hugh Williams ... Tim
Michael Medwin ... Ginger Edwards
George Cole ... John Summers
Dennis Price ... Leonard Pirry
Duncan Lamont ... Don Cope
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Bertram Slake
Marc Sheldon Marc Sheldon ... Wounded Officer
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... War Office Clerk
George Baker ... Adjutant
Nicholas Phipps ... Regular Officer
Peter Martyn Peter Martyn ... Sentry
Robert Adair Robert Adair ... Luigi
Elizabeth Digby-Smith Elizabeth Digby-Smith ... Telephone Operator
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Storyline

When Ex Colonel Merton discovers a burglar ransacking his home, he is shocked to find out that the thief is a former trooper from his tank regiment. When the thief escapes, Merton tries to contact former members of the regiment, in order to find out what set the thief on the road to crime. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Based on the novel Line on Ginger by Robin Maugham.

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Intruder See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First cinema feature of George Baker. See more »

Quotes

Ginger Edwards: What's it like being an officer?
John Summers: Bloody awful!
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A curiosity at best.
8 September 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Guy Hamilton's "The Intruder" is neither fish nor fowl. Jack Hawkins is the ex-colonel who comes home to find one of his former soldiers breaking into his home and sets out to discover what it was that drove him to it. It's told largely in flashback as Hawkins tracks down the survivors of his batallion so the film is part war movie, part psychological drama and part comedy. The story is interesting enough and it's generally well played by a fine cast of British character actors. Hawkins is excellent as always and Michael Medwin is surprisingly good as the intruder and there's nice work from the likes of Dennis Price, George Cole and Dora Bryan. Unfortunately the film takes a bit too long in getting to the point and remains something of a curiosity at best.


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