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Attempt to Kill (1961)

A wealthy business man fires one of his employees and becomes the victim of murder attempt. The fired man becomes the prime suspect, but it appears that he himself has been murdered.

Director:

Royston Morley

Writers:

Richard Harris, Edgar Wallace (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Derek Farr ... Det. Insp. Minter
Tony Wright ... Gerry Hamilton
Richard Pearson ... Frank Weyman
Freda Jackson ... Mrs. Weyman
Patricia Mort Patricia Mort ... Elisabeth Gray
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Elliott
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ... Sgt. Bennett
Denis Holmes Denis Holmes ... Fraser
Allan Jeager Allan Jeager ... Gardener
Grace Arnold ... Housekeeper
Trevor Reid Trevor Reid ... Bank Manager
Frances Bennett ... Barmaid
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Storyline

A wealthy business man fires one of his employees and becomes the victim of murder attempt. The fired man becomes the prime suspect, but it appears that he himself has been murdered.

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Genres:

Crime

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1961 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One of a series of second feature films based on Edgar Wallace novels, released between 1960 and 1965 in British cinemas. The films were later sold to American TV and screened there as The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1959). See more »


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Jazz Age
(uncredited)
Music by Reg Owen
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