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Never Back Losers (1961)

Two rival gangs are trying to fix horse races and a jockey is attacked and left for dead in a stage-managed car crash. An insurance investigator makes routine inquires into the "accident" ... See full summary »

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... Jim Mathews
... Marion Parker
... Ben Black
... Mr. Crabtree
Derek Francis ... R.R. Harris
... Col. Warburton
Harry Locke ... Mr. Burnside
Larry Martyn ... Clive Parker
Howard Pays ... Freddie
Hilda Barry ... Mrs. Sanders
George Tovey ... Wally Sanders
... Reilly
... Floyd
Douglas Bradley-Smith ... Mr. Carter
... Doctor
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Two rival gangs are trying to fix horse races and a jockey is attacked and left for dead in a stage-managed car crash. An insurance investigator makes routine inquires into the "accident" and one of the gang leaders feels threatened by this and takes counter measures.

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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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Not amongst the best of the Edgar Wallace Series.
4 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Unfortunately "Never Back Losers" is one of the weaker efforts in the Edgar Wallace series of mysteries. Whilst most other entries feature solid acting performances, allied to a strong storyline, this film fails on both counts. The story is wayward, and doesn't really make a great deal of sense. Many of the situations depicted are simply difficult to believe, in the extreme, and the lack of progression becomes quite irritating at times. The film is also badly let down by the standard of acting. Apart from the always reliable Patrick Magee, the rest of the performances are patchy at best. Even amongst the leading players, the acting is pretty poor. Not a memorable contribution to the series at all, I'm afraid.


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