A writer bets a friend that he can write a 10,000-word novel in 24 hours. The friends takes the bet, and gives him the keys to his Baldpate Inn, which has been closed for the winter, so he ... See full summary »
George M. Cohan,
Anna Q. Nilsson,
Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six ... See full summary »
A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. Peace and quiet are last things he gets, though, as there are some very strange things going on at the establishment.
Two young thugs rob a bookie leaving a dog-racing track with his winnings, but when they grab his case full of money they discover that he has chained it to his wrist. They dash around town... See full summary »
A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. However, peace and quiet are the last things he gets, as there are some very strange goings-on at the establishment.
What appears to be a cut-and-dried case of murder of an aging one time showgirl on Hampstead Heath by her lover is complicated by several factors, including a far more respectable paramour,... See full summary »
John Llewellyn Moxey
Sugiani, a black-market racketeer in London, following World War II, is amassing a vast fortune until Linda Medbury, an American newspaper reporter, learns about him and his operation. She ... See full summary »
When a wealthy business man is found dead reporter Philip Trent is sent to investigate. Against the police conclusions, he suspects the assumed suicide is really a murder, and becomes ... See full summary »
A composer stuck in a middle-class marriage finds that his affair with his wife's half-sister has resulted in her pregnancy. When his wife refuses to give him a divorce he hatches a murder ... See full summary »
This lower-case parable is a highly entertaining and well-plotted thriller, boasting a charismatic, intelligent and droll lead performance by Alan Dobie that impresses with his star quality.
The film is most notable for having the most extraordinary cast of well-known British character actors and comedians, several of them popping up for a single scene. There are of course many from the Independent Artists repertory company, including Delphi Lawrence, John Carson and Philip Locke. But there are also several familiar scene-stealers from a previous generation, including Robertson Hare, Fabia Drake and Colin Gordon. And eagle-eyed viewers will also spot future stars in impossibly tiny roles, such as Peter Barkworth, Robert Lang and Brian Peck. Virtually everybody is somebody, and for the fan of the British B movie it's a treat.
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