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Date with Disaster (1957)

| Drama, Crime | 1958 (USA)
The honest owner of a second hand car business has crooks for employees.

Director:

Charles Saunders

Writers:

Brock Williams (original story), Brock Williams (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Drake ... Miles Harrington
William Hartnell ... Tracey
Shirley Eaton ... Sue Miller
Maurice Kaufmann ... Don Redman
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... Det. Inspector Matthews
Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ... Ken Prescott
Deirdre de Peyer Deirdre de Peyer ... Judy (as Deirdre Mayne)
Charles Brodie Charles Brodie ... Charlie
Peter Fontaine Peter Fontaine ... Sergeant Brace
Robert Robinson Robert Robinson ... Young Man
John Drake John Drake ... Constable Wilson
Robert Mooney Robert Mooney ... Police Sergeant
Van Boolen Van Boolen ... Night Watchman
Hubert Hill Hubert Hill ... Policeman
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The honest owner of a second hand car business has crooks for employees.

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A love-hungry Rock and Roll babe who fired the spark to a violent adventure!

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Drama | Crime

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When Ken strikes Don from behind the latter is seen to fall down on the bed, but in the next frame he is already lying face down on the bed. See more »

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Be Very Sure of Your Friends
15 November 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

An interesting cast founder in this incredibly cheap-looking and inconsequential second feature that resembles a short public information film sternly warning us that Crime Does Not Pay that inadvertently came in at feature length.

Apart from the robbery sequence itself, lighting cameraman Brendan Stafford makes no attempt at all to make the film look like a thriller; which ceases to matter, however, when the crew finally take to the uncluttered streets of fifties Southall and the Thames Embankment.

Tom Drake looks as if he wandered in off the set of an adjacent production; while I'd much rather have seen the leaner, meaner picture that a spiteful-faced brunette called Deidre Mayne (as Richard Shaw's grasping and not to be trifled with moll Judy) escaped from.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Spezialist seiner Branche See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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