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Playback (1962)

A young policeman becomes involved with a glamorous German woman in London, to his cost.

Director:

Quentin Lawrence

Writer:

Robert Banks Stewart (screenplay) (as Robert Stewart)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margit Saad ... Lisa Shillack
Barry Foster ... Dave Hollis
Victor Platt Victor Platt ... Inspector Gorman
Dinsdale Landen ... Joe Ross
George Pravda ... Simon Shillack
Nigel Green ... Ralph Monk
Jerold Wells ... Inspector Parkes
Grace Arnold ... Miss Wilson
Donald Tandy Donald Tandy ... Police Sergeant
Kenneth Fortescue Kenneth Fortescue ... First Tennis Player
Peter Stephens Peter Stephens ... First Drunk
Barry Warren Barry Warren ... Second Tennis Player
Billy Milton ... Second Drunk
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ... Constable Wilkie
Edgar Driver Edgar Driver ... Porter
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A young policeman becomes involved with a glamorous German woman in London, to his cost.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Rache des Mörders: Dein Freund, der Mörder See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

The final credits are shown over a photo of Strangeways Prison in Manchester, where executions were carried out. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Playback (1962) See more »

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Fantastic little thriller
19 October 2012 | by milliefanSee all my reviews

Playback is the very best of the Edgar Wallace crime films shot at Merton in the early 60s. The taut script is beautifully acted by Barry Foster as a young policeman who becomes involved with a glamorous German woman in London - a standout performance by the fabulous Margit Saad. It's surprising Saad did not have a major career in British films ... she is sensational in this 60 minute low budget thriller, so imagine how great she would have been in a major movie! Also in support are Nigel Green (the Prince Charles lookalike) as a dangerous casino owner, and a very young Dinsdale Landen as foster's fellow copper. If you only see one of the many Edgar Wallace series, make it this one.


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