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" ...
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A killer called 'The Dark Man' commits double murder. This is witnessed by the young aspiring actress Molly Lester. The Dark Man tries everything to put Molly out of the way. Detective ... See full summary »
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.
I thought this Merton Park Films 'B' feature was worth a 7/10 rating as it held my interest for its duration of about 50 mins. or so.I was 14 in 1960 when the star of "The World of Tim Fraser" (Jack Hedley) was transmitted as a TV series by the BBC and this Francis Durbridge series is still remembered by this 70 year viewer along with a few other reviewers apparently.The world of fixing horse races and accompanying crooked betting by gangsters is an oft repeated theme.The TV commentary appeared to be by the late Peter O'Sullivan who regularly commentated on horse racing on "Grandstand" the flagship BBC sports Saturday TV programme.
My goodness what a dangerous job insurance investigation work was portrayed by the media back then in 1961 with no danger money paid and working for only £15 per week! As my captioned Summary title series was transmitted in 1960 it appeared that for the plot of "Never Back Losers" private investigator Tim Fraser, was in training. P.S. I always like to see again cars from this era and see if I can remember the makers model type.Alas so many British marques have now disappeared.
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