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Million Dollar Manhunt (1956)

Assignment Redhead (original title)
Murderous master criminal Dumetrius flies to London from post-war Berlin plying his trade in counterfeit money and false travel documents. To cover his tracks he later kills one passenger ... See full summary »

Director:

Maclean Rogers

Writers:

Lindsay Hardy (from the novel by), Maclean Rogers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Denning ... Major Gregory Keen
Carole Mathews ... Hedy Bergner
Ronald Adam ... Dumetrius
Danny Green ... Yotti Blum
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... Capt. Peter Ridgeway
Jan Holden ... Sally Jennings
Hugh Moxey Hugh Moxey ... Sgt. Tom Coutts
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... Mons. Paul Bonnet
Elwyn Brook-Jones Elwyn Brook-Jones ... Digby Mitchel
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Col. Julian Fentriss M.I.5.
Robert O'Neil ... Capt. Hank Godowski
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Dr. Buchmann (as Paul Hardmuth)
Bill Nagy ... Marzotti
Alex Gallier Alex Gallier ... Max Rubenstein
Robert Bruce Robert Bruce ... Staff Officer
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Storyline

Murderous master criminal Dumetrius flies to London from post-war Berlin plying his trade in counterfeit money and false travel documents. To cover his tracks he later kills one passenger and frames another who then hides out with a cabaret cigarette girl. On the case is an American Major working for British intelligence. Unfortunately he in turn falls for a chanteuse who is under Dumetrius' control. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A Terror Trail of No Return!

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Million Dollar Manhunt See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Major Gregory Keen: We should have held Yotti Blum!
Col. Julian Fentriss, M.I.5.: No Keen, you should have held Hedy Bergner... and not in your arms either.
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Soundtracks

Grand Guignol
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Music by Allan Gray
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Butcher's Film fiasco
12 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Butcher's Film Productions made a mixed bag of films for sure but ASSIGNMENT REDHEAD has to be one of their very worst. It's a sloppily made post-war thriller with bad editing and a generally dull murder mystery storyline that never seems to go anywhere despite the intriguing storyline. In it, the authorities are hunting for a master criminal who they know was travelling on a particular plane. They have a cast of suspects to choose from, but which of them is it?

The format of the film is of a stodgy police procedural with little incident or action to recommend it, and when the action does hit it's very uninteresting. It doesn't help that few of the British cast members are up to the job of putting on a convincing European accent, and there's a romantic sub-plot that drags things down still further. Although I consider myself a fan of Butcher's Films I think this is their worst yet.


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