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The Harassed Hero (1954)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Thriller
Comedy abounds in this British farce about a hypochondriac bachelor who uncovers a plot by a gang of counterfeiters. (1954; B&W)


Maurice Elvey


Brock Williams (screenplay), Ernest Dudley (novel)


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Cast overview:
Guy Middleton ... Murray Selwyn
Joan Winmill Brown Joan Winmill Brown ... Nurse Brooks (as Joan Winmill)
Elwyn Brook-Jones Elwyn Brook-Jones ... Logan (as Elwyn Brook Jones)
Mary Mackenzie Mary Mackenzie ... Estelle Logan
Harold Goodwin ... Twigg
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Dr. Grice
Clive Morton ... Archer
Hugh Moxey Hugh Moxey ... Willis
Gabrielle Brune Gabrielle Brune
Gaylord Cavallaro Gaylord Cavallaro
Alfred Maron Alfred Maron
Stafford Byrne Stafford Byrne
Simone Lovell Simone Lovell
Harold Malin Harold Malin
Alan Rolfe Alan Rolfe


Comedy abounds in this British farce about a hypochondriac bachelor who uncovers a plot by a gang of counterfeiters. (1954; B&W)

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Comedy | Thriller


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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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comedy thriller which is not funny and has few thrills
11 January 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Firstly can I make the point that despite what is said in the earlier review this film is now available on DVD as part of the "Best of British" collection,which I would add is the only laughable thing about this film.Shot on a small budget at Walton on Thames studios.Guy Middleton is going into a clinic for his nerves.He accidentally picks up a briefcase from a taxi.It turns out to contain forged five pound notes and counterfeit plates.Middleton removes and replaces the notes but not the plates.The plates then seem to have a life of their own as they are chased constantly by the crooks.I would mention that the DVD also has the original trailer which is a lot better than the film.Incidentally one gaffe I spotted.A crook takes a motor launch out to a yacht.When he gets in the launch he is alone,when he gets off on to the yacht there is someone with him.Now that is funny.

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