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The Secret Partner (1961)

A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

David Pursall (original screenplay), Jack Seddon (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... John Brent aka John Wilson
Haya Harareet ... Nicole 'Nikki' Brent
Bernard Lee ... Det. Supt. Frank Hanbury
Hugh Burden ... Charles Standish
Lee Montague ... Det. Insp. Tom Henderson
Melissa Stribling ... Helen Standish
Conrad Phillips ... Dr. Alan Richford
John Lee ... Clive Lang
Norman Bird ... Ralph Beldon
Peter Illing ... Strakarios
Basil Dignam ... Lyle
William Fox William Fox ... Brinton
George Tovey George Tovey ... Vickers
Sidney Vivian Sidney Vivian ... Dock Foreman (as Sydney Vivian)
Paul Stassino ... Man in Soho Street
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A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

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So Perfect a Crime...So Clever a Criminal! So Dangerous a Scheme!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der unheimliche Komplize See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane John is brought back from France on is a BEA Vickers Viscount 802, registration G-AOHV. Built in 1957, it changed hands numerous times over the years, with it's last known flight in 2009. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, John Brent/Wilson moves the marker for the ship "Argentse" from pointing northeast to southeast on the map in a close-up shot. In the next shot, the marker is back pointing northeast. Also, the ship's marker is in a different location from shot to shot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dance, Little Children (1961) See more »

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MY KIND OF MYSTERY!
8 January 2019 | by ussdixonjonesSee all my reviews

Loved it! This was more than a worthwhile view, but of course I'm partial to mysteries so my rating of 10 may be too high for some. But the movie had me guessing throughout, and the ending was absolutely superb, as I was thrown for a loop. The movie was very clever and darn right sneaky how it ended! I Loved it!


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