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Four Desperate Men (1959)

The Siege of Pinchgut (original title)
An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.


Harry Watt


Harry Watt (adapted by), Inman Hunter (from an original story by) | 4 more credits »
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Ray ... Matt Kirk
Heather Sears ... Ann Fulton
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Johnny Kirk
Victor Maddern ... Bert
Carlo Giustini ... Luke (as Carlo Justini)
Alan Tilvern ... Superintendent Hanna
Barbara Mullen ... Mrs. Fulton
Gerry Duggan Gerry Duggan ... Pat Fulton
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Police Commissioner (as Kenneth Warren)
Grant Taylor ... Constable Macey
Deryck Barnes Deryck Barnes ... Sergeant Drake (as Derek Barnes)
Richard Vernon ... Under Secretary
Ewan MacDuff Ewan MacDuff ... Naval Captain (as Ewan Macduff)
Martin Boddey ... Brigadier
Max Robertson Max Robertson ... Motorcycle Policeman
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An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

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Carlo Giustini was dubbed by the distinctive voice of Robert Rietty. See more »


When Aldo Ray gets shot with the machine gun, there are no bullet wounds on his body. He just grabs his stomach and falls. See more »

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TCN 9 OB Van Featured in 1959
9 March 2020 | by OzlizzardSee all my reviews

The movie "Four Desperate Men" or "The Siege Of Pinchgut" while B grade and enjoyable has some great Sydney Locations.

I have worked and still am currently employed by TCN Channel 9. I started in 1979 about twenty years after the making of the movie.

41 years later working for Nine at Media Hub and this is my first viewing of the movie.

TCN 9 went on air on September 16th 1956 (The first television station in Australia to go on-air) and the first OB Van (Outside Broadcast Van) which is featured for a brief moment in the movie. The OB Van was used mainly used for transmission of Horse Racing remotes.

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August 1959 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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