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Solo for Sparrow (1962)

A group of crooks accidentally kill an elderly shop assistant while stealing the keys to the jewelry shop where she works.

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Gordon Flemyng

Writer:

Roger Marshall (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Newlands ... Mr. Reynolds
Glyn Houston ... Inspector Sparrow
Nadja Regin ... Mrs. Reynolds
Michael Coles ... 'Pin' Norman
Allan Cuthbertson ... Chief Supt. Symington
Ken Wayne ... Baker
Jerry Stovin Jerry Stovin ... Lewis
Jack May Jack May ... Inspector Hudson
Murray Melvin ... Larkin
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ... Bell
Michael Caine ... Mooney
Neil McCarthy ... Dusty
Susan Maryott Susan Maryott ... Sue Warren
William Gaunt ... Det. Sergeant Reeve
Nancy O'Neil Nancy O'Neil ... Miss Martin
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A group of crooks accidentally kill an elderly shop assistant while stealing the keys to the jewelry shop where she works.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Brillanten des Todes: Solo für Inspektor Sparrow See more »

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Merton Park Studios See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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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More nostalgia with (some) familiar actors
13 June 2011 | by tombancroft2See all my reviews

Another of the entertaining Merton Park releases, loosely based on Edgar Wallace stories, that were shown before the main feature in the 60s. Many of the actors in these films went on to bigger things, some were destined to make a good living playing supporting roles and some didn't progress at all. In this film, the one and only Michael Caine plays Paddy, one of a group of crooks who steal the keys to a jewellery shop from the elderly shop assistant after she's locked up for the night, accidentally killing her. Although IMDb has Caine near the top of the cast list, his role is fairly minor, played with a brave attempt at an Irish accent. As usual for these films, the plot is quite intriguing and Glyn Houston as Inspector Sparrow puts in a credible performance as he tries to track down the thieves despite his superior's wishes that he should call in Scotland Yard to help. Nothing is quite what it seems and this turns out to be more than a straightforward robbery.


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