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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 »

Director:

Robert Tronson

Writer:

Lukas Heller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hedley ... Jim Mathews
Jacqueline Ellis ... Marion Parker
Patrick Magee ... Ben Black
Richard Warner ... Mr. Crabtree
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... R. R. Harris
Austin Trevor ... Col. Warburton
Harry Locke ... Mr. Burnside
Larry Martyn ... Clive Parker
Howard Pays Howard Pays ... Freddie
Hilda Barry Hilda Barry ... Mrs. Sanders
George Tovey George Tovey ... Wally Sanders
Larry Taylor ... Reilly
Harold Goodwin ... Floyd
Douglas Bradley-Smith Douglas Bradley-Smith ... Mr. Carter
Tenniel Evans ... 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1961 (UK) See more »

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Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons and events is purely coincidental. See more »

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Not amongst the best of the Edgar Wallace Series.
4 February 2014 | by ronevickersSee 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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