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Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

A glamor model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.

Director:

Slim Hand

Writers:

William Fairchild (original story) (as W.E.C. Fairchild), William Fairchild (screenplay) (as W.E.C. Fairchild)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Det. Insp. Michael Carson
Peggy Evans ... Penny Justin
Christopher Lee ... Jonathan Blair
Diana Dors ... Molly James
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Policeman
Olaf Pooley Olaf Pooley ... Von Leicher
Ethel Coleridge Ethel Coleridge ... Mrs. Hodgson
Sam Costa Sam Costa ... Reception Clerk
Dennis Vance ... Crawford
Shaun Noble Shaun Noble ... Henry Pownall
John Lorrell John Lorrell ... Fraser
Philip Saville Philip Saville ... Slim, Police Car Driver
Peter Madren Peter Madren ... Adams
Duncan Carse Duncan Carse ... Boatman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Stockman Paul Stockman ... Page Boy
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A glamor model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1948 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First British movie scored by a female composer, Elisabeth Lutyens. See more »

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The Rank Charm School
29 May 2018 | by hjhill-68353See all my reviews

The Rank Company of Youth (the Charm School) was not based at the Highbury Studios. It was located in a rather grubby church hall a few hundred yards away. In a 1982 BBC-tv documentary presented by Barry Norman the likes of Diana Dors and Barbara Murray spoke of how unglamorous it was. It was alleged that male and female changing was behind curtains at either end of the hall, and that the toilet facilities were at the Highbury Studios! This first manifestation of the Charm School closed around 1949 when Rank was making economies. The Highbury Studios were closed at that time too.


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