1955 Certificate: pg

Synopsis

Crime thriller about an attempt to smuggle a Dégas painting out of England. Starring Alex Nicol and Veronica Hurst.

Director

  • John Gilling

Cast

  • Veronica Hurst

  • Clifford Evans

  • Alex Nicol

Review

Standard British thick-ear thriller of the Fifties; its 80-minute running time and American star (Alex Nicol) are indicative of its aim for both British and Hollywood markets. Vigorous playing from a solid cast that includes Clifford Evans and Veronica Hurst sees the ingenuous story through. The title refers to a painting at the centre of the plot.