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Postmark for Danger (1955)

Portrait of Alison (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 18 January 1956 (USA)
A woman's painted portrait and a post card with a sketch of a woman's hand holding a Chianti bottle are the main clues used by the Scotland Yard to solve a string of murders connected to a diamond-smuggling ring.

Director:

Guy Green

Writers:

Ken Hughes (adapted for the screen by), Guy Green (adapted for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Beatty ... Tim Forrester
Terry Moore ... Alison Ford
William Sylvester ... Dave Forrester
Geoffrey Keen ... Inspector Colby
Josephine Griffin ... Jill Stewart
Allan Cuthbertson ... Henry Carmichael
Henry Oscar ... John Smith
William Lucas ... Reg Dorking
Terence Alexander ... Fenby
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Sgt. Haines
Bruno Barnabe Bruno Barnabe ... Italian Detective
Raymond Francis Raymond Francis ... Police Inspector - Interpol Division
Marianne Stone ... Receptionist
Sam Kydd ... Bill, the Telephone Engineer
Jack McNaughton Jack McNaughton
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Storyline

A car plunging over a cliff kills its two occupants identified as newspaperman Lewis Forrester and actress Alison Ford (Terry Moore). Surviving Lewis are his two brothers, Tim (Robert Beatty), a portrait painter, and Dave (William Sylvester), a pilot. Scotland Yard discovers that Lewis' death was engineered by a gang of international diamond smugglers he was about to expose. Before he died, he had sent someone in London a post card with a sketch of a woman's hand holding a Chianti bottle. Alison's father, John Smith (Henry Oscar) commissions Tim to paint her portrait from a photograph. While Tim is out, the supposedly-dead Alison enters his studio, but flees when she finds the body of Jill Stewart (Josephine Griffin), Tim's favorite model. Scotland Yard Inspector Colby (Geoffrey Kene) suspects Tim because whatever alibi evidence Tim presents vanishes before the Inspector can confirm it. Reg Dorking (William Lucas), a used-car dealer tries to blackmail Tim, offering the post card sent ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Again the Handwriting of the Post-Card Killer See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 January 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Postmark for Danger See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Insignia Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

William Lucas played the same role in the 1955 TV serial. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt doubles in the fight between Tim Forrester and Henry Carmichael. See more »

Quotes

Tim Forrester: Alright, so it's not much of an alibi. But do I need one? You're not seriously suggesting that I killed that girl?
Inspector Colby: I haven't suggested anything Mr Forrester. But let's face it she was found on your bed in your flat.
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Remake of Portrait of Alison (1955) See more »

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Far better than I expected.
19 November 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film begins rather inauspiciously and my advice it to stick with it! Yes, you see a car plunge off a cliff and explode...a rather clichéd scene...but it does get better.

Soon after this accident, Tim arrives to investigate about the death of his brother, Dave as well as Dave's lady friend. However, soon a bunch of weird and unexplanable things occur...and soon Tim finds that the local police inspector thinks HE is a murderer when a dead woman is found in his apartment!! What's this all about and what about all the strange twists? Well, I'll say no more as I don't want to spoil the many surprises.

What I liked about this film is that although there are a few predictable moments, much of the picture was NOT predictable and it kept me guessing. Well acted and well done...and well worth seeing.


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