6.9/10
251
7 user 7 critic

Underworld Informers (1963)

The Informers (original title)
Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Johnnoe is investigating a string of bank robberies but the robbers are determined to compromise Johnnoe and the investigation.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Douglas Warner (novel), Alun Falconer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Erik Schumann
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum
Never Let Go (1960)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Richard Todd, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Sellars
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During the Cold War, a RN warrant officer stationed in the British Embassy in Warsaw leaks secrets to his Polish girlfriend who's a Soviet agent and after his transfer to a naval station in Britain he joins a Soviet spy ring.

Director: Robert Tronson
Stars: Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack
Silent Dust (1949)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held,... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort
Stars: Stephen Murray, Beatrice Campbell, George Woodbridge
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In England, two criminals kidnap a child for ransom and make their ransom demands in a disguised voice from a phone booth.

Director: Frank Nesbitt
Stars: Dan Duryea, Isa Miranda, Gwen Watford
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Britain, a Manchester police inspector becomes obsessed with capturing a criminal who escapes from prison.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Stanley Baker, John Crawford, Donald Pleasence
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A British aircraft engineer accidentally kills his daughter's nasty foreign boyfriend and then tries to cover up his deed.

Director: Anthony Kimmins
Stars: John Mills, Phyllis Calvert, Eileen Moore
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon
The Kitchen (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The staff in a cafe's kitchen in London's West End have a very busy morning.

Director: James Hill
Stars: Carl Möhner, Mary Yeomans, Eric Pohlmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Johnnie Byrne is a member of the British Parliament. In his 40s, he's feeling frustrated with his life and his personal as well as professional problems tower up over him. His desires to ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Peter Finch, Stanley Holloway, Mary Peach
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ... Chief Inspector John Edward Johnnoe
Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting ... Maisie Barton
Katherine Woodville ... Mary Johnnoe (as Catherine Woodville)
Colin Blakely ... Charlie Ruskin
Derren Nesbitt ... Bertie Hoyle
Harry Andrews ... Superintendent Alec Bestwick
Michael Coles ... Ben
John Cowley John Cowley ... Jim Ruskin
Allan Cuthbertson ... Smythe
Frank Finlay ... Leon Sale
Ronald Hines Ronald Hines ... Geoff Lewis
Roy Kinnear ... Shorty
Peter Prowse Peter Prowse ... Mick Lonergan
George Sewell ... Fred Hill
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Lou Waites
Edit

Storyline

When the detective in charge of investigating a series of bank robberies, starts to get too close to the culprits, they set up a blackmail scheme to warn him off. But when the crooks begin to fall out with each other, the police learn the truth. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Yard In Big Hunt For Bank Robbers

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Underworld Informers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
glad to finally see this,it is pretty good
8 April 2018 | by ib011f9545iSee all my reviews

I love these sort of films,1950s/1960s British crime films. Some are well known but this one is fairly obscure,despite the well known director and cast.

So I was glad when I caught this on a film channel. It has its faults,mainly sometimes unrealistic,but it is well made and has a great cast. 10 years after this film was made the British film industry was almost dead,why? I think because of tv and the idea that British films were dull,some were but some were great.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed