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Spin a Dark Web (1956)

Soho Incident (original title)
A Canadian living in London is trying to succeed as a prizefighter, without much luck. He meets the sister of a local mob leader, and she soon draws him into the gang's activities. When he ... See full summary »


Vernon Sewell


Ian Stuart Black, Robert Westerby (novel)




Credited cast:
Faith Domergue ... Bella Francesi
Lee Patterson ... Jim Bankley
Rona Anderson ... Betty Walker
Martin Benson ... Rico Francesi
Robert Arden ... Buddy
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Tom Walker
Peter Hammond ... Bill Walker
Peter Burton ... Inspector Collis
Sam Kydd ... Sam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Ryan Patricia Ryan


A Canadian living in London is trying to succeed as a prizefighter, without much luck. He meets the sister of a local mob leader, and she soon draws him into the gang's activities. When he finds himself being drawn into a murder plot, he finally realizes that his lover is only using him, and determines to escape the gang - but things don't turn out the way he planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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british noir | based on novel | See All (2) »


IF BELLA LIKES YOU...YOU'RE IN, ...in for a lot of trouble! See more »


Crime | Drama







Release Date:

October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spin a Dark Web See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frankovich Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first feature film of Bernard Fox. See more »


Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »


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Written by Robin Scott (as Mark Paul) and Paddy Roberts
Sung by Julie Dawn
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More Interesting For Its Views Of 1950s Soho
21 January 2012 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

When this film was made Soho had a rather seedy reputation.Gangs running protection rackets,illegal gambling and drink clubs,prostitution and strip clubs.Soho had it all.Most though not all of this has gone.Nowdays it is full of trendy restaurants and clubs.So the most interesting aspect of this otherwise uninspired and derivative thriller are the location shots.The credit titles,open over the Casino Cinema,now Prince Edward Theatre,showing "This Is Cinerama".I was taken to see this and saw it again a couple of years ago at The National Media Museum in Bradford.Very spectacular.We then follow Patterson around the streets at night.Next we see him coming out of a building in Soho Square which i believe is where the BBFC is now situated.Finally we get shots of Patterson walking through the famous Berwick Street market.The strange thing about the plot is Patterson is supposed to be a boxer,but he suddenly becomes a telephone engineer without explanation.The plot is predictable enlivened only by the oily boss splendidly portrayed by the marvelous Martin Benson,who keeps on complaining about the food he is served.

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