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The Circle (1957)

The Vicious Circle (original title)
When Dr. Howard Latimer finds the German actress that he had just met at London Airport murdered in his flat. It leads him into the world of murder, blackmail, and a fake passport scam.

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Francis Durbridge (screenplay)
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John Mills ... Dr. Howard Latimer
Derek Farr ... Kenneth Palmer
Noelle Middleton ... Laura James
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Maj. Harrington aka Robert Brady (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Roland Culver ... Detective Inspector Dane
Mervyn Johns ... Dr. George Kimber
Rene Ray ... Mrs. Ambler
Lionel Jeffries ... Geoffrey Windsor
Lisa Daniely ... Frieda Veldon
David Williams David Williams ... The Detective Sergeant
Diana Lambert Diana Lambert ... Latimer's Office Nurse
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Joe - Golf Caddy
Gillian Moran Gillian Moran
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When Dr. Howard Latimer finds the German actress that he had just met at London Airport murdered in his flat. It leads him into the world of murder, blackmail, and a fake passport scam.

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Latimer's car is a mid-1950s MG Magnette ZB saloon, although it is referred to in an early conversation between Dane and Latimer as a Daimler. See more »

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When doctors Latimer and Kimber leave the West Brompton hospital the camera crew is visible for a fraction of a second in the glass entrance door as it swings back on itself. See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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Music by Leslie Stuart
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A typical exciting Francis Durbridge murder mystery.
16 June 2001 | by MIKE-WILSON6See all my reviews

When Dr Latimer ( John Mills ) is asked by a friend ,to pick up a German actress, from London airport, and take her to her hotel, he agrees,later when he returns to his flat he finds the body of the murdered actress. This leads Mills into a world of blackmail, murder and a fake passport scam John Mills gives his usual solid performance, and other British stalwarts Derek Farr,Wilfred Hyde-White, Lionel Jeffries and Ronald Culver, make this film well worth watching.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75: 1
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