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13 East Street (1952)

When police inspector Gerald Blake wants to infiltrate a London stolen-goods gang, he does a thorough job of it. First, he robs a jewelry store, gets caught and is sentenced to prison. Then... See full summary »

Director:

Robert S. Baker

Writers:

John Gilling (screenplay), Robert S. Baker (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patrick Holt ... Insp. Gerald Blake
Sandra Dorne ... Judy
Sonia Holm ... Joan Blake
Robert Ayres ... Larry Conn
Dora Bryan ... Valerie
Michael Balfour ... Joey Long
Hector MacGregor ... Supt. Duncan (as Hector Macgregor)
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... George Mack
Alan Judd Alan Judd ... Sgt. Follett
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Barman
Alan Gordon Alan Gordon ... Murray
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When police inspector Gerald Blake wants to infiltrate a London stolen-goods gang, he does a thorough job of it. First, he robs a jewelry store, gets caught and is sentenced to prison. Then he teams up with gang-member Joey to make their escape. Once in the gang, Blake identifies the boss, Larry, and most of the other thieves, but not the "inside man." As a big fur job looms closer, the detective's task is complicated by the playful but seductive advances of Judy, a dazzling blonde who happens also to be the jealous Larry's girl friend. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Patrick Holt was, in real life, married to his love interest in the film, Sonia Holm, although they divorced a year after filming. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: SCOTLAND YARD See more »

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Taut Thriller
26 February 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Patrick Holt robs a jewelry store. He is quickly caught and sentenced to prison. He escapes with his cellmate and they make their way to London's docklands, where they join Robert Ayre's gang. Henchman Michael Brennan suspects him, but Ayre's girlfriend, Sandra Dorne, decides she likes Holt. It turns out Mack is right; Holt is an undercover copper, out to infiltrate and break up the gang.

It's a taut little second feature as Holt tries to do his job while Brennan slowly finds grounds for his suspicions, with some nice interludes with Sonia Holm (Holt's real wife at the time) and Dora Bryan as a gossipy neighbor. It's got some beautiful photography, shot by producer-cinematographer Monty Berman. He and co-producer Robert Baker would later strike gold with the TV series THE SAINT.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Turkisvarkaat See more »

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Tempean Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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