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 »
A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves eighteen-year-old Bridget Foster (... See full summary »
In wartime a young officer is killed during a raid to kill a German general at the house that used to belong to his grandmother. Before he dies he talks about a treasure that was hidden ... See full summary »
Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »
When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.
Miss Shepherd says that she was reading a thriller called "Death in Seven Hours". This is the novel on which this film is based. See more »
When the inspector says "O wad some Power the giftie gie us/ To see oursels as ithers see us! " is Shakespeare, it isn't- it's Robert Burns. Maybe it's meant to be a joke though- given he's a Scot himself, explaining it to an Englishman. See more »
Detective Inspector Campbell:
[D I Campbell comes across a stuffed white rabbit sticking out of one of the bags and murmurs]
[obviously thinking of James Stewart's white rabbit in the film Harvey which came out a couple of years before]
[replies Sgt Harvey, thinking he is being addressed; at which D I Campbell coughs and hurriedly turns to continue his search]
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All I can say, is this movie was taken from a book written by the author Stratford Davis - and it didn't do her justice. Yup, a little background. The male name Stratford Davis was actually the pen name of a female with the birth name Maisie Sharman who wrote several books under the male name just so she could be published during the thirties. She later penned several more books under the name Miriam Sharman (last name was real until she married a Bolton in Hampshire, and then went under the name Miriam Bolton for several screenplays for the BBC). The reason I know this trivia about a little known author is simply because she was my great-aunt on my maternal Grandfather's side. I have collected several of her books from her later periods (50's and 60's); and while they would never be on a par with Conan Doyle or P.D. James, I found them enjoyable for a short bout of escapism.
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