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Radio Cab Murder (1954)

Fred Martin, a taxi driver who is a reformed convict, is used by the police to go undercover in order to help catch a gang of safe robbers. However things start to go wrong when the police ... See full summary »

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Vernon Sewell (devised by), Pat McGrath (devised by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Hanley ... Fred
Lana Morris ... Myra
Sonia Holm ... Jean
Jack Allen ... Parker
Sam Kydd ... Spencer
Pat McGrath Pat McGrath ... Henry
Michael Mellinger ... Tim
Charles Morgan Charles Morgan ... MacLaren
Bruce Beeby Bruce Beeby ... Inspector Rawlings
Rupert Evans Rupert Evans ... Williams
Elizabeth Seal ... Gwen
Jack Stewart Jack Stewart ... Gregson
Frank Thornton ... Inspector Finch
Trevor Reid Trevor Reid ... Commissioner
Edwin Richfield ... Nat
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Fred Martin, a taxi driver who is a reformed convict, is used by the police to go undercover in order to help catch a gang of safe robbers. However things start to go wrong when the police stake out the wrong bank and Fred finds himself alone with the crooks. Written by mikewilson61720@yahoo.com

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Opening titles voiceover: "It *could* happen to you. This is a story based on true-life adventures of men and women of the City of London. Thanks are due to Radio Cabs of London and to Metropolitan Police Force, without whose help this film could not have been made." See more »

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Microcosmo
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Written by Dennis Berry and Steve Race
Performed by The Steve Race Bop Group: John Dankworth (arranger/alto sax), Steve Race (piano), Leon Calvert (trumpet), Pete Chilver (guitar), Norman Burns (drums) Recorded August 31, 1949
Paxton Music Ltd
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Well-paced B-thrills
8 December 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

RADIO CAB MURDER is a solid little thriller starring the ubiquitous Jimmy Hanley and directed by the ubiquitous Vernon Sewell. Hanley features as a former con gone straight who now makes a living as a taxi driver. He very nearly foils a bank robbery and is subsequently sent undercover into the gang by the local cops.

It's a solid premise and one which Sewell wrings every last drop of suspense out of. Hanley is a likable lead and the film features an interesting supporting cast of likable character actors doing their bit, although it's very unusual to see Sam Kydd playing a villain for a change. Watch out for Frank Thornton in a minor role as one of the coppers.

One of this movie's best assets is Sonia Holm, a femme fatale who wouldn't be out of place in a comparable American movie of the era. The usual bank robbery scenarios are handled adroitly, as are the scenes involving cabs racing through the almost deserted streets of our capital, and the ending in particular is very cleverly achieved. RADIO CAB MURDER is one to watch for fans of the era.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Radio Taxi kalder Scotland Yard See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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