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Penny Gold (1973)

While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister.

Director:

Jack Cardiff

Writers:

David D. Osborn (original story and screenplay) (as David Osborn), Liz Charles-Williams (original story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Booth ... Matthews
Francesca Annis ... Delphi / Diane
Nicky Henson ... Roger
Joss Ackland ... Jones
Richard Heffer ... Claude
Sue Lloyd ... Model
Joseph O'Conor ... Blachford
Una Stubbs ... Anna
George Murcell ... Doctor Merrick
Marianne Stone ... Mrs. Parsons
Penelope Keith ... Miss. Hartridge
John Savident ... Sir Robert Hampton
Clinton Greyn Clinton Greyn ... Van Der Meij
Christian Rodska ... The Clerk
Marc Zuber ... Hotel Receptionist
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While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister.

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First film of John Rhys-Davies. See more »

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As the police car gets on the motorway at the end of the start credits the driver says 'why's that' but his mouth says 'why not'. See more »

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Putting your stamp on it
3 August 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Penny Gold is a priceless stamp. Francesca Annis plays dual roles as twins with contrasting personalities. One of them is found murdered with half the her face bludgeoned. Their stepfather is a dealer in rare stamps who also turns up dead later on.

James Booth plays the detective who has a soft spot for the surviving twin. Nicky Henson plays his loyal sidekick. The film is directed by Jack Cardiff better known as a legendary Oscar winning cinematographer.

The film rather reminded me of those Edgar Allan Wallace mysteries but in colour and set in the 1970s with a lot of filming in and around Windsor with Windsor castle as a backdrop.

This potboiler never gets more than lukewarm. The fun is seeing Windsor of yesterday and some familiar actors in early roles. As a mystery it fails badly. I quickly started to put the puzzles together and what about that mysterious American blonde in a bad wig who kept popping up here and there.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El sello de la muerte See more »

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Fanfare Films Ltd. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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