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The Steel Key (1953)

An adventurer investigates the theft of a formula for hardened steel, assisted by his girlfriend.

Director:

Robert S. Baker

Writers:

John Gilling (screenplay), Roy Chanslor (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Terence Morgan ... Johnny O'Flynn
Joan Rice ... Doreen Wilson
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... Inspector Forsythe
Dianne Foster ... Sylvia Newman
Hector Ross Hector Ross ... Beroni
Colin Tapley ... Dr. Crabtree
Esmond Knight ... Prof. Newman
Arthur Lovegrove Arthur Lovegrove ... Gilchrist
Mark Baker Mark Baker ... Dr. Metcalfe
Esma Cannon ... Patient in Doctor's Waiting Room
Sam Kydd ... Chauffeur
Michael Balfour ... 'The Mae McCleod' Captain
Cyril Conway Cyril Conway ... Sgt. Cove
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Hotel Receptionist
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Taxi Driver
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The stunt double bears little resemblance to Terence Morgan when he climbs onto the Newhaven harbour gates and then leaps on Professor Newman's boat. See more »

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Interesting reliable cast
25 January 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I can see the point being made by the other reviewers.This is a Saint film in all but name.Terence Morgan is constantly evading the police whilst looking for the professor and his formula.The cast is quite interesting.Edmond Knight who was blinded in the sea battle with the Bismark,playing the professor.Michael Balfour is a sailor.Sam Judd with a moustache plays a henchman.Same Cannon is a rather dotty patient in the doctors waiting room.The film was made on the south coast and I am wondering if it used Brighton studios which was one of the oldest studios,closing in the sixties.The script isn't marvellous,but it provides some action.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1953 (UK) See more »

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Tempean Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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