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Nowhere to Go (1958)

Approved | | Crime , Drama | 11 March 1959 (USA)
Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his... See full summary »

Directors:

Seth Holt, Basil Dearden (uncredited)

Writers:

Donald MacKenzie (novel), Seth Holt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Nader ... Paul Gregory
Maggie Smith ... Bridget Howard
Bernard Lee ... Victor Sloane, alias Lee Henderson
Geoffrey Keen ... Inspector Scott
Bessie Love ... Harriet P. Jefferson
Harry H. Corbett Harry H. Corbett ... Danny Sullivan (as Harry Corbett)
Andree Melly ... Rosa - Cocktail waitress
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Storyline

Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his partner is getting greedy and as things turn sour Gregory finds that home in Canada is a long way away. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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...except into a woman's arms!

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brott lönar sig inte See more »

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Production Co:

Ealing Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2 : 1
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Trivia

Normally hairy-chested George Nader was forced to buff his torso for the bathtub sequence. See more »

Goofs

When Paul Gregory looks down on the farmhouse from the hillside shelter, the sun shines directly on his face. However, the shadows at the front of the house indicate that the sun's position is different. See more »

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Stone cold classic
5 January 2003 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

If this film had been made in 1950s France by directors named Clouzot or Melville, this Ealing production would be a regular on the revival circuit and in film school classrooms. Sadly, it's a completely unheralded film. Directed expertly by Seth Holt, who co-wrote the film with critic Kenneth Tynan, the film features an on-his-way-to-Europe George Nader as an American con man in London, looking to score by stealing a valuable coin collection (the owner is played by American expatriate and silent film star Bessie Love). His companion in crime is the docile but dangerous Bernard Lee, and there are double crosses and dirty dealings aplenty. The star of the film is Paul Beeson's amazing cinematography, always artistic but never too showy. Beeson also did sterling work for Ealing's The Shiralee (1957), and it's hard to understand how his career ended up on Harry Alan Towers scrap-heap. Dizzy Reece's outstanding jazz score (his only film work) fits the story like a glove and Maggie Smith makes her film debut as Nader's love interest. This is a great film and a true work of art.


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