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Meet Mr. Callaghan (1954)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | June 1954 (UK)
Direputable Private Detective Slim Callaghan is hired to investigate a murder and a will change in London.

Director:

Charles Saunders

Writers:

Brock Williams (screenplay), Peter Cheyney (based on Meet Mr. Callaghan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Adair Robert Adair ... August Meraulton
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Effie
Derrick De Marney ... Slim Callaghan (as Derrick de Marney)
Harriette Johns Harriette Johns ... Cynthia Meraulton
Michael Balfour ... Coffee Stallkeeper
Larry Burns Larry Burns ... Darky
Michael Partridge Michael Partridge ... Jengel
Howard Douglas ... Tweest
Trevor Reid Trevor Reid ... Inspector Gringall
Frank Sieman Frank Sieman ... Sergeant Fields
John Ainsworth John Ainsworth ... P.C. Masters
Brenda Gay Brenda Gay ... Secretary of William Meraulton
Peter Neil Peter Neil ... William Meraulton
John Miller John Miller ... Manservant
Roger Williams Roger Williams ... Bellamy Meraulton
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Storyline

Direputable Private Detective Slim Callaghan is hired to investigate a murder and a will change in London.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Callaghan, o aristrokratis detective See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pinnacle Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was intended to be the first in a series See more »

Quotes

Slim Callaghan: What would I be doing, wandering around a bunch of stiffs, early in the morning?
Darky: If you thought you'd get anything by it, you'd sit up all night in a sewer double-crossing the rats.
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Connections

Remake of Meet Mr. Callaghan (1952) See more »

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Classic British Detective Film
4 February 2010 | by nova-63See all my reviews

Derrick de Marney plays private detective Slim Callaghan in this fast paced British mystery. Callaghan is a bright, fast talking fellow, but still his detective agency has fallen on hard times. So when a young socialite drops in at his office close to midnight and drops 500 pounds sterling on his desk he jumps at the case. The heiress wants Callaghan to protect her as she fears her wealthy stepfather may be murdered and that the guilty person will implicate her.

Callaghan smells something fishy right away, but can't turn down the cash. When he learns that the stepfather has already been murdered he begins to suspect his client may be the killer. Still, he works hard and quickly to gather information. He probes all angles and doesn't miss a chance to fatten his own wallet at every opportunity.

This is the second film based on the character created by Peter Cheyney. The first film is Uneasy Terms, with Michael Rennie playing Slim Callaghan.


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