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Pit of Darkness (1961)

When Richard Logan, the partner in a safe making firm, is found unconscious, on an old deserted bomb site, he finds that he has no recollection of the last three weeks. Then he discovers ... See full summary »

Director:

Lance Comfort

Writers:

Lance Comfort (screenplay), Hugh McCutcheon (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Richard
Moira Redmond ... Julie
Bruno Barnabe Bruno Barnabe ... Bruno
Leonard Sachs ... Conrad
Nigel Green ... Jonathan
Bruce Beeby Bruce Beeby ... Peter Mayhew
Humphrey Lestocq Humphrey Lestocq ... Bill
Anthony Booth ... Ted
Nanette Newman ... Mary
Michael Balfour ... Fisher
Jacqueline Jones ... Mavis
Ronnie Hall Ronnie Hall ... Singer
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When Richard Logan, the partner in a safe making firm, is found unconscious, on an old deserted bomb site, he finds that he has no recollection of the last three weeks. Then he discovers that the private detective, hired by his wife, has been found murdered, and a safe that his firm installed in a large country house, has been cleverly opened, and the contents are missing. So with the help of his wife, he sets out to uncover the truth. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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Trivia

A pre-fame appearance by The Dave Clark Five in the nightclub run by Conrad. See more »

Quotes

Waiter: First rule of the night club, sir: never discuss your employers
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Connections

Featured in Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

My Heart is the Lover
Composed by Martin Slavin
Lyrics by Abbe Gail
Sung by Ronnie Hall
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A better butcher
1 December 2002 | by heedarmySee all my reviews

Thanks to a reasonably interesting story and strong cast, this is one of the better films from ultra low budget Butcher's Films. The paucity of resources does show up a little however in the rushed climax - presumably there wasn't enough money to stage a big action scene.

Casting cognoscenti will appreciate the fact that two of the villains are played by "The Good Old Days" impresario Leonard Sachs and the Prime Minister's father-in-law, Tony Booth!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.37 : 1
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