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The Hostage (1956)

A South American revolutionary is facing death for murder but the President's daughter in London is taken hostage.

Director:

Harold Huth

Writers:

Alfred Shaughnessy (from an original story by), Guy Morgan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Randell ... Trailer
Mary Parker Mary Parker ... Rosa Gonzuelo
John Bailey ... Doctor Main
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... President Gonzuelo (as Carl Jaffé)
Anne Blake ... Mrs. Steen
Cyril Luckham ... British Minister
Margaret Diamond Margaret Diamond ... Madame Gonzuelo
Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ... Inspector Clifford
James Liggat James Liggat ... Sergeant Reid
Robert Marsden Robert Marsden ... Benda
John Rutland John Rutland ... Jim Barnes
Everley Gregg Everley Gregg ... Mrs. Barnes
Mary Sivern Mary Sivern ... Telephonist
Anthony Parker Anthony Parker ... Constable at Embassy
Steve Donohue Steve Donohue ... Driver
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A South American revolutionary is facing death for murder but the President's daughter in London is taken hostage.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Place of Execution See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Closing credits: "THE HOSTAGE" Based on a story written for the B.B.C. Television Service. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: The Republic of SAN TANIO. See more »

Connections

Version of A Place of Execution (1953) See more »

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Ron Randell was an Aussie!
9 April 2006 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I have to say that i always assumed that the star of this underwhelming film,Ron Randell,was American.So i was greatly surprised to learn through his biographical details on this website that he was an Aussie.In so many films including this one he had an American accent.Now after all these years i discover that he was born in Sydney.Maybe the makers of this film decided that it would be cheaper to hire an actor who could give a passable impression of an American accent than to hire the real thing.Anyway this film it has to be said is truly dreadful.The script is truly awful and the denouement has to be seen to be believed.If you are in to truly bad films then you can catch this on the Movies4Men satellite channel.


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