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Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981)

When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dangerous Davies
... Mod Lewis
... Chief Insp. Yardbird
... Sergeant Ben
... Fred Fennell
... Dave Boot
... Ena Lind
Cindy O'Callaghan ... Josie Norris
... Det. Supt. Carter
... Madame Tarantella
... William Lind
Avril Angers ... Mrs. Fulljames
Ken Jones ... Mr. Norris
Jeremy Sinden ... Det. Sgt. Green
Peter Bland ... George Tilth


Det. Const. "Dangerous" Davies is not known for his finesse, but often finds himself on the receiving end of violence in various forms. Only thrown into cases where others fear to tread, or to shake up the natives with his bumbling, he is given a mission to find and flush out a local criminal recently returned from abroad, possibly for "a big job". In his research he inadvertently stumbles upon a 15 year-old case, long considered cold, of the disappearance a young girl. His compassion for the missing girl and her parents draws him into an obsession with solving the case, which ultimately results in unexpected repercussions. Written by Raj Rijhwani

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Comedy | Crime | Family


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Release Date:

4 January 1981 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Closing credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely co-incidental and unintentional. See more »


Madame Tarantella: [about her romance with Fennell] I couldn't see a future for us then.
Dangerous Davies: If you couldn't, who could?
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Initial caption in opening credits: "This is the story of a man who became deeply concerned with the unsolved murder of a young girl. He was a born stumbler, but patient and very dogged...". See more »


Remade as The Last Detective (2003) See more »

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I liked it.
26 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This may be Mr. Cribbins only starring/title role. The picture is a well plotted assortment of red herrings about a bumbling detective who is put on one case as a stalking horse, and solves a much older one. However, I can't find a VHS copy of it anywhere. Mr. Cribbins may have the only one if that. That is also why there are no votes and comments about the film.

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