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Hammer the Toff (1952)

| Crime, Drama | May 1952 (UK)
A detective proves that a Robin Hood-type crook did not steal a metal formula.

Director:

Maclean Rogers

Writer:

John Creasey (adapted from the book by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Bentley John Bentley ... The Honourable Richard Rollison
Patricia Dainton ... Susan Lancaster
John Robinson John Robinson ... Linnett
Valentine Dyall ... Inspector Grice
Lockwood West Lockwood West ... Kennedy
Katharine Blake Katharine Blake ... Janet Lord (as Katherine Blake)
Roddy Hughes ... Jolly
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Bert Ebbutt
Basil Dignam ... Superintendent
Ian Fleming ... Dr. Lancaster
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A detective proves that a Robin Hood-type crook did not steal a metal formula.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1952 (UK) See more »

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Nettlefold Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of the "75 Most Wanted" films listed by the British Film Institute as "Missing, believed lost". It has since been found. See more »

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Edited into ITV Television Playhouse: Hammer the Toff (1958) See more »

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Strange uncomplicated plot
31 May 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I am pleased whenever a "lost" film is found.Mind you the BFIs definition of lost often means they don't happen to have a copy.Also it has to be borne in mind that just because a film is lost doesn't mean that it is going to be a rare masterpiece.This film is no more than a mundane B thriller.The tiff is clearly a copy of the Saint,but without the class.The plot of this film revolves around a criminal boss called continuously "the hammer".He is actually a robin hood character as Sally Patch vouchsafes.However it would appear that he is now committing nasty crimes such as murder and blackmail.Clearly he is innocent as John Bentley eventually provides.Now let's hope more lost films come to light.


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