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No Trace (1950)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 8 September 1950 (UK)
When crime-writer Robert Southley finds his well-healed London lifestyle threatened by blackmail from a former American criminal associate he murders him. He is surprised when a Scotland ... See full summary »

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

John Gilling (screenplay), Robert S. Baker (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hugh Sinclair ... Robert Southley
Dinah Sheridan ... Linda
John Laurie ... Inspector Mac Dougall
Dora Bryan ... Maisie
Barry Morse ... John Harrison
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Landlady
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Fenton
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Wigmaker
Madoline Thomas Madoline Thomas ... Mrs. Green
Ernest Butcher Ernest Butcher ... Mr. Fern
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Taxi Driver
Sidney Vivian Sidney Vivian ... Barman
Sam Kydd ... Mechanic
Anthony Pendrell Anthony Pendrell ... Stevens
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Storyline

When crime-writer Robert Southley finds his well-healed London lifestyle threatened by blackmail from a former American criminal associate he murders him. He is surprised when a Scotland Yard friend then invites him to help solve the case. To make matters worse, his loyal secretary also starts investigating, thinking she is helping. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sin Rastro See more »

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Production Co:

Tempean Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Shakespeare quotation at the centre of the plot is from Othello Act III scene iii: "Oh, that the slave had forty thousand lives! / One is too poor, too weak for my revenge. / Now do I see 'tis true. Look here, Iago, / All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven. / 'Tis gone. / Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell!" See more »

Quotes

Inspector MacDougall: Queer how she recognised you so quickly.
Robert Southley: I don't think my face is entirely unfamiliar to the public.
Inspector MacDougall: That's one thing I like about you Robert, your modesty.
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Too Efficient Secretary Almost Brings Her Own Demise
2 January 2012 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

Above average (I voted 7/10) British crime thriller from 1950.The Secretary in question is Dinah Sheridan who seems more intelligent than her boss (Hugh Sinclair), an ex-actor, ex-robber with a shady past now crime writer trying to bury his past by producing successful novels.In accordance with IMDb.com policy I won't give away the plot and thus spoil future viewers enjoyment of this film.Incidentally, I have never seen this film on DVD nor for sale commercially but the good news for readers is that it is shown on the wonderful youtube.com, so come on readers, let us have a few more comments than mine and those above, I would be interested to hear other opinions.

As I am 65 and therefore was 4 in 1950, I have a vague memory of the stylish gull winged Triumph sports car that Hugh Sinclair drove around in the film.As stated in another of my reviews, it is a pleasure for me to see film characters driving around London AND PARKING! where they please, with hardly any other competing motorists or eagle eyed, intimidating traffic wardens.More disturbing is the frequency with which early post war film actors/actresses light up cigarettes (made a man/woman of you!).I noticed Hugh Sinclair only lived to 58 and if he smoked in real life like his stage persona, it does not surprise me.It was unlikely a Scotland Yard detective, (played by "Dads Army" stalwart John Lawrie) would invite a crime thriller writer along for the ride to help him solve the case.The direction/writing is in the safe hands of Robert S Baker/Monty Berman partnership.


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