At the end of World War II, demobilized soldiers Ted Peters (Sir Richard Attenborough) and Dave Robinson (Bill Owen) return home to Britain, where Ted becomes a taxi driver and Dave gets involved with the mob. Enjoying his lifestyle and the easy money, Dave offers to recruit his pal Ted, who works hard for his money. Ted refuses, and Dave gets in a spat with his mob boss over money. When mob henchman Paul Baker (Barry K. Barnes) shoots Dave, he runs and takes cover in Ted's taxi while Ted is having lunch. Eventually, Ted discovers his pal's lifeless body inside the cab. Scotland Yard starts an investigation, considering Dave's underworld affiliations. Mob boss Gregory (Barry Jones) believes that somehow taxi driver Ted knows the circumstances of his friend Dave's violent death, therefore Gregory decides to have Ted eliminated. For his part, Ted decides to investigate, on his own, the suspicious death of his friend Dave.
Torn from the sinister shadows of London after dark !
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Opening credits: The characters depicted in this film and the names used are all entirely fictitious and bear no relation to any living person. See more
Major plot weakness: despite the fact that, throughout the film, Ted's girlfriend Joy keeps telling him to keep out of trouble by not involving himself further with the criminals nor to insinuate himself into the police investigation, nevertheless at every opportunity she thoughtlessly incites him to do exactly that, not to mention spying on the suspects herself and worse--at a critical moment--rather than phone the police herself she calls Ted instead who she must surely realize would be placing himself in serious danger. Some "girlfriend". See more
Bow Bells are London Bells
Lyric of the Song by Harold Purcell
Music by Benjamin Frankel
(as Ben Bernard) (uncredited) See more