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The Counterfeit Plan (1957)

A reformed forger runs into an acquaintance from his past, now an escaped murderer, who blackmails him into resuming his criminal career.

Director:

Montgomery Tully

Writer:

James Eastwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Scott ... Max Brant
Peggie Castle ... Carole Bernard
Mervyn Johns ... Louie Bernard
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Harry Flint
Lee Patterson ... Duke
Eric Pohlmann ... Frank Wandelman
Robert Arden ... Bob Fenton
Chili Bouchier ... Gerta - Housekeeper
John Welsh ... Police Insp. Grant
Aubrey Dexter ... Joe Lepton
David Lodge ... Sam Watson
Mark Bellamy Mark Bellamy ... Vik - Max's Driver
Bernard Fox ... Detective Sergeant
Basil Dignam ... Police Commissioner
Carl Conway Carl Conway ... Driver
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A reformed forger runs into an acquaintance from his past, now an escaped murderer, who blackmails him into resuming his criminal career.

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The Whole Savage Story of the $100,000,000 Counterfeit Ring!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylliptos tyhodioktis See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In one scene the paper is inserted into to press at ninety degrees to the printing plate, the character does this about three times without noticing that he has just wasted a few sheets of paper. See more »

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Very good procedural crime drama with Zach at his evil best!
16 March 2009 | by 16mmRaySee all my reviews

Don't know if this one is out on video (I just picked it up in 16mm) but if it shows up, give it a look. Zachary Scott plays a Dimitrios-like master criminal named Max Brant and, after effecting an escape from the gallows, hides out at old buddy Mervyn Johns' mansion. Johns is a former counterfeit engraver and he reluctantly gets roped into a new venture with Brant. Complications ensue when Johns' daughter (very lovely Peggie Castle) arrives home and Brant's lecherous tendencies are aroused. The picture moves well with every step of a counterfeit operation detailed and yet there is still time for some action and brutal shockers. Sharp ears will hear music later used in PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE in one of the early scenes of the picture.


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