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Doublecross (1956)

A Cornish poacher clashes with dangerous international spies.

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Anthony Squire

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Kem Bennett (from the story "The Queer Fish"), Anthony Squire (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Houston ... Albert Pascoe
Fay Compton ... Alice Pascoe
Anton Diffring ... Dmitri Krassin
Allan Cuthbertson ... Clifford
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Anna Krassin
William Hartnell ... Whiteway
John Blythe ... Fred Trewin
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Harry Simms
Frank Lawton ... Chief Constable
Raymond Francis Raymond Francis ... Inspector Harris
Ann Stephens Ann Stephens ... Rose
Harry Towb ... The Publican
Kenneth Cope ... Coastguard
Colin Douglas Colin Douglas ... Police Sergeant
Robert Shaw ... Ernest
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A Cornish poacher clashes with dangerous international spies.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Doppeltes Spiel See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Routine B Britflick
30 May 2008 | by chrismartonuk-1See all my reviews

I recall seeing this on the BBC one Saturday morning and have never seen it since. The presence of Hartnell as a water bailiff was enough to spark by interest but he has few scenes. The bulk of the narrative falls on wily poacher Donald Houston as he is enlisted by enemy agents Anton Diffring and Alan Cuthbertson (not to mention Delphi Lawrence) to smuggle them across to Europe before they're arrested for murder - they shoot a security guard in the opening scene as they steal secrets from an office. A pleasant if unremarkable time-waster with a surprisingly brutal fight at the climax between Houston and the baddies - he gets the girl at the end. Its astonishing that such an obvious B quota quickie should attract such a decent cast but its a pity we don't have the film industry to churn out such films nowadays.


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