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The Rivals (1963)

| Drama | 1963 (UK)
A pair of hoodlums steal a car in which there is a note - a ransom letter - directed to a wealthy man whose daughter has just been kidnapped. The two gangsters stole the abductor's car and ... See full summary »

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Max Varnel

Writer:

John Roddick (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Gwillim ... Rolf Neilson
Erica Rogers ... Kim Harris
Brian Smith ... Steve Houston
Tony Garnett Tony Garnett ... Jimmy Vosler
Barry Linehan ... Paul Kenyon
Murray Hayne Murray Hayne ... Alex Nichols
Howard Greene Howard Greene ... Eddy McQuire
Philip Latham ... Lawrence
Maria Lennard Maria Lennard ... Phillipa Martin
Jack Rodney Jack Rodney ... Mick O'Leary
Donna Pearson Donna Pearson ... Christina Neilson
Anthony Bailey Anthony Bailey ... Jumbo Johnson (as Tony Bailey)
Michael Mellinger ... Waiter
Ann Bassett Ann Bassett ... Lift Attendant
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ... Police Constable
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Storyline

A pair of hoodlums steal a car in which there is a note - a ransom letter - directed to a wealthy man whose daughter has just been kidnapped. The two gangsters stole the abductor's car and when they find the note, they decide to take advantage of the situation and collect the money.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Wallace: Schmutzige Konkurrenz 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 »

Goofs

The car thieves are particularly inept, as they do not wear gloves at any stage - stealing the car, leaving the ransom note at the hotel, providing the map to Neilson, etc. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits are shown over a continuation of the final scene. See more »

Connections

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

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One of the best.
2 June 2018 | by sgtmac-01689See all my reviews

An excellent second feature, with a well assembled cast.

Most of the movies in the Edgar Wallace collection are quite slow and boring but this is a little gem and I liked it when I first saw it as a 17 year old kid back in 1983 when Channel 4 in the UK uses to show them late at night.


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