Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »
This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.
An Army deserter, still a fugitive in Post-War Britain, wanders into a pawn-shop robbery and finds himself wanted for murder. He meets a war widow who helps him elude the police while he ... See full summary »
When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »
Drifting floozy Billie Nash gets a bar job where she seduces the owner's husband by convincing him to defraud his drunkard wife in order to elope together to Mexico but a sleazy neighbor with designs on Billie jeopardizes her plans.
No murders. No corpse. Just a well thought out jewel hoist which will allow its gang members to live a life a bit above their working class status. All the adult characters and actors are human, remarkably absorbing, and given quite a lot of stature or presence.
The trouble is the boy. He seems to fit nicely enough into the scheme of the plot until he feels spurned by a young woman he's childishly in love with. He recognizes this rejection in several steps, but from the first disillusionment, he strikes a sudden self-righteous pose which makes him a very poor foil to the sympathetic jewel thieves.
Do we want this kid, the son of a cop, to be more cop than his father? Do we appreciate his detective-like qualities, and all his not credible luck in bringing down his adult antagonists? No matter how many bad traits the plot throws at the thieves, none of them really stick. What does hold, unfortunately, is the boy's rather sniveling, boy-scout alignment with both the jewelers and the police.
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