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The Way Out (1955)

Dial 999 (original title)
A man tells his wife that the police are after him for having killed a bookie during an alcoholic binge, but that he is innocent and is being framed for the murder. The wife and her brother... See full summary »

Director:

Montgomery Tully

Writers:

Bruce Graeme (novel), Montgomery Tully
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mona Freeman ... Terry Moffat Carradine
Gene Nelson ... Greg Carradine
John Bentley John Bentley ... Det. Sgt. Seagrave
Michael Goodliffe ... John Moffat
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... The Chief Inspector
Paula Byrne Paula Byrne ... Vera Bellamy
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Anderson (murder victim)
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Tom Smithers
Kay Callard Kay Callard ... Blonde at bar
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Alf Cressett
Charles Mortimer Charles Mortimer ... Mr. Harding (publisher)
Margaret Harrison Margaret Harrison ... Policewoman Mary Larkins
Arthur Lovegrove Arthur Lovegrove ... George (bar owner)
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A man tells his wife that the police are after him for having killed a bookie during an alcoholic binge, but that he is innocent and is being framed for the murder. The wife and her brother hide him and try to find out who the real killer was. The more they investigate, the more holes they begin to find in the husband's story. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Way Out See more »

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Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Out of the ordinary crime drama.
9 April 2008 | by ronevickersSee all my reviews

This British production is quite unusual, for its time, in that the storyline develops in parallel. That is to say that whilst one enactment is taking place on screen, a part of the story is then shown in parallel, from elsewhere in the story. It is quite an effective manoeuvre and certainly draws the film from out of the ordinary run of similar type crime thrillers. Although, the basic premise of the story - man on the run trying to flee the country - is very simple, the production values, and solid playing by the cast, help to retain the viewer's interest and the film builds to a quite effective climax. Belief needs to be suspended, concerning the way in which the wife and brother-in-law rush to the aid of the obviously tarnished man-on-the-run, and the way in which he manages to dodge the clutches of the law. But this doesn't detract from the fact that this is an entertaining and reasonably exciting movie, which tries to be different.


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