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Face of a Stranger (1964)

In prison, two inmates are getting out soon. One, soon getting out, has been sent up for a heist of several thousand pounds, still not recovered. The other, getting out before him, pumps ... See full summary »

Director:

John Llewellyn Moxey (as John Moxey)

Writer:

Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) (as John Sansom)
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Jeremy Kemp ... Vince Howard
Bernard Archard ... Michael Forrest
Rosemary Leach ... Mary Bell
Philip Locke ... John Bell
Elizabeth Begley Elizabeth Begley ... Mrs. Holden
Jean Marsh ... Grace
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Prison Governor (as Ronald Leigh Hunt)
Mike Pratt ... Harry
Henry B. Longhurst Henry B. Longhurst ... Peters (as Henry Longhurst)
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi ... Garage Proprietor
Keith Smith Keith Smith ... Ticket Collector
Edward Dentith ... Prison Officer
Victor Charrington Victor Charrington ... Chief Prison Officer
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In prison, two inmates are getting out soon. One, soon getting out, has been sent up for a heist of several thousand pounds, still not recovered. The other, getting out before him, pumps the other for details of his home life, so he he can assume the other's identity and get to the loot first.

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Drama | Mystery

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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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Criminals in Love
5 April 2018 | by manuel-pestalozziSee all my reviews

I was quite taken with this movie. It is about a prison inmate who gets out to find that his wife is living with another man. He then visits the wife of a fellow inmate of whom he knows that he stashed the loot of a heist. He wants part of it, of course, but somehow he is also in search of consolation. The wive has gone blind so he pretends to be her husband. She seems to go for it - which if course is pretty weird and not really credible. But in the end it makes sense. The point is, that for both it is love at first sight (pun cannot be avoided) and they are a perfect match. The film succeeds in showing the mutual attraction of this odd and unlikely couple of two criminally minded but also vulnerable people. Jeremy Kemp gives his best, I feel he is an underestimated actor who only rarely could show his talenty beyond typecasting.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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1964 (UK) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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