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Smokescreen (1964)

| Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1964 (UK)
A fastidious insurance assessor investigates a potential case of insurance fraud in Brighton and uncovers a murder.

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(story and screenplay) (as Jim O' Connolly)
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... Roper
... Trevor Bayliss
... Janet Dexter
Gerald Flood ... Graham Turner
... Inspector Wright
John Glyn-Jones ... Player
Sam Kydd ... Hotel Waiter
... Station Master (as Derek Guyler)
Penny Morrell ... Helen - Turner's Secretary
David Gregory ... Pete, The Smudger
Jill Curzon ... June
... Miss Breen
Bert Palmer ... Barman
Tom Gill ... Reception Clerk
Edward Ogden ... Police Sergeant
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When a blazing car goes over the cliff to the east of Brighton an insurance investigator is sent to the coast to poke around. As the driver had recently taken out life insurance, suspicions mount when no body can be found. The wife who would benefit from the policy, the business partner who has financial troubles, and the guy who sold the policy and fancies the wife are all in the frame. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Great workmanlike entertainment
28 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Peter Vaughan, a wonderful actor, is the rather slimy insurance investigator investigating a claim in coastal Sussex.

And this unlikely hero succeeds where the Police have failed!

Made on a tiny budget, this film proves that enormous budgets are not always necessary to make good cinema.

Truly a minimalist marvel.


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