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Chain of Events (1958)

When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts of complications.

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Patrick Brawn (screenplay), Leo McKern (from the radio play "London Story" by) (as Leon McKern)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Walsh ... Tom Quinn
Susan Shaw ... Jill Mason
Jack Watling ... Freddie Mason
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Clarke
Alan Gifford ... Lord Fenchurch
Ballard Berkeley ... Stockman
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Jimmy Boy
Lisa Gastoni ... Simone Day
Martin Boddey ... Bus Inspector
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Bus Conductor
Martin Wyldeck ... Arthur Becket
Freddie Mills Freddie Mills ... Tiny
Frank Forsyth ... Johnson
Jack Cunningham Jack Cunningham ... Newspaper Editor
James Raglan James Raglan ... Magistrate
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When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts of complications.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Postlagernd Westminster See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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"The Innocent Always Suffer..."
11 August 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

If producer Peter Rogers hadn't already just used it for one of the thrillers he and director Gerald Thomas made before they hit paydirt with the 'Carry Ons' (at least three actors who featured in the early 'Carry Ons' - Frank Forsyth, Cyril Chamberlain & Anthony Sagar - appear within the first ten minutes of this film), 'The Vicious Circle' would have been a more suitable title for this diverting little drama which resembles a less bleak version of 'On the Night of the Fire' and 'Very Bad Things', in which events spiral outwards in unforeseen ways like ripples rather than form a simple chain.

Although buses no longer have conductors, a remarkable amount of the film has proved remarkably unchanged, notably the arguments that still break out when someone hasn't paid their fare on a bus, and the amoral opportunism of tabloid journalists when they sniff a juicy story...


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