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Don't Ever Leave Me (1949)

In a pleasant variation on "The Ransom of Red Chief," elderly crook Harry Denton, when challenged to prove he is "not past it," decides to kidnap Sheila Farlane, the 16 year old daughter of... See full summary »

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Arthur Crabtree

Writers:

Anthony Armstrong (story "Wide Guy"), Robert Westerby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Hanley ... Jack Denton
Petula Clark ... Sheila Farlaine
Linden Travers ... Mary Lamont
Hugh Sinclair ... Michael Farlaine
Edward Rigby ... Harry Denton
Anthony Newley ... Jimmy Knowles
Barbara Murray ... Joan Robbins
Brenda Bruce ... Miss Smith
Maurice Denham ... Mr. Knowles
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Max Marshall
Sandra Dorne ... Ruby Baines
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... Mr. Robbins
Anthony Steel ... Harris
Michael Balfour ... Jim Kennedy
James Hayter ... Man with Summons
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In a pleasant variation on "The Ransom of Red Chief," elderly crook Harry Denton, when challenged to prove he is "not past it," decides to kidnap Sheila Farlane, the 16 year old daughter of a famous actor. When Harry loses his nerve, Sheila won't let him give up. Because she is bored and ignored by her egotistical father, she becomes the mastermind of the plot. Harry's grandson Jack, who feels responsible for the old man and the girl, is shocked, and tries to return Sheila, but is thwarted by her determined fantasizing. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1950 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Den uheldige kidnapper See more »

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Triton Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Last film of Linden Travers. See more »

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Spoofs No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) See more »

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Daisy Bell
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Dacre
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Poorly Developed Idea
22 September 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

The basic idea of the plot has much promise but unfortunately it is poorly served by an unfunny script.Too see a film where the basic premise of a kidnapper becoming the leader of the plot you should watch "Too Many Crooks" with a truly outstanding cast.The cast is quite reasonable including Jimmy Hanley and Edward Rigby and Linden Travers and of course the young Petuala Clark and Anthony Newley, but even they cannot get much humour out of a pretty laboured script.This film came towards the end of Sydney Box's regime at Rank and it shows that it had more or less run out of steam.So all in all rather a misfire,and I would recommend watching the later film


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