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The Partner (1963)

A tax avoidance scheme by a film producer leads to murder and the theft of £300,000.

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Gerard Glaister

Writer:

John Roddick (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yôko Tani ... Lin Siyan (as Yoko Tani)
Guy Doleman ... Wayne Douglas
Ewan Roberts ... Det. Insp. Simons
Mark Eden ... Richard Webb
Anthony Booth ... Buddy Forrester
Helen Lindsay ... Helen Douglas
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ... Charles Briers
Denis Holmes Denis Holmes ... Det. Sgt. Rigby
John Forgeham ... Adrian Marlowe
Virginia Wetherell Virginia Wetherell ... Karen
Yvette Wyatt Yvette Wyatt ... Pam
Norman Scace Norman Scace ... Dr. Ambrose
John Forbes-Robertson ... Alwood
Brian Haines Brian Haines ... Surgeon
Earl Green ... Peter
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A tax avoidance scheme by a film producer leads to murder and the theft of £300,000.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1963 (UK) See more »

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Merton Park Studios See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia

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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The closing credits cast list together with 'Copyright' and 'Sound Mix' roll up the screen as a stage door is lowered See more »

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Edited into The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: The Partner (1963) See more »

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Studio is star of middling mystery
27 October 2013 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

After four years or so, the Merton Park Edgar Wallace series was beginning to run out of steam by the time this entry was made. It's based, apparently, on Wallace's 1926 novel The Million Dollar Story. A tax avoidance scheme by a film producer leads to murder and the theft of £300,000, but the story, not helped by a mainly dull cast, fails to generate much interest. Best performance by far comes from Scottish character actor Ewan Roberts whose Inspector Simons has a nice line in repartee. Anthony Booth appears to be trying some method acting, but succeeds only in being irritating. The real star however is Merton Park Studios itself and we see glimpses of the exteriors and sound stages on which so many 'B' features were shot.


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