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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 »

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

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Very good
22 July 2009 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"The Secret Partner," from 1961, is a nifty British film starring Stewart Granger, Haya Harareet, and Bernard Lee. Granger is a successful businessman, John Brent, who is being blackmailed by a dentist. The man knows that in the past, Brent went by another name and was caught embezzling. Because of all the money Brent spends on blackmail, his wife (Harareet) believes that there's another woman. When he has a party for business and tells people she's in Zurich, his wife returns and, in front of the guests, announces that she's leaving him.

When a safe at his business is robbed, suspicion falls on him because he is one of two people who have the combination. His office keys show filings from being copied. He denies ever giving anyone the combination or having the keys copied. The dentist, meanwhile, is having problems of his own - he's visited by a mysterious man who makes some demands of him.

Since it's to be the last case of a retiring detective superintendent (Lee), he's anxious to solve the robbery. It all seems a little too pat for him.

Nifty mystery with not only some twists, but an unexpected ending.

I really liked this film. Granger does a good job as the man with problems everywhere he looks. Harareet is beautiful, but doesn't have much of a role. Lee is likable as the retiring superintendent, reminding us that justice isn't always found in the courts.

Recommended.


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