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The Crooked Sky (1957)

An American detective unmasks a gambler as the head of a banknote counterfeiting gang.


Henry Cass


Norman Hudis (screenplay), Charles F. Vetter (based on an original story) (as Lance Hargreaves) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Morris ... Mike Conlin
Karin Booth ... Sandra
Anton Diffring ... Fraser
Bruce Seton ... Mac
Sheldon Lawrence Sheldon Lawrence ... Bill
Colette Bartrop Colette Bartrop ... Penny
Seymour Green Seymour Green ... Steve
Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ... Williams
Bill Brandon Bill Brandon ... Grange
Reginald Hearne Reginald Hearne ... Smith
Frank Hawkins Frank Hawkins ... Robson
Murray Kash Murray Kash ... Lewis
Wally Peterson Wally Peterson ... Wilson
Guy Kingsley Poynter Guy Kingsley Poynter ... Alanson
Robert Raglan ... Senior Civil Servant (as Bob Raglan)


An American detective unmasks a gambler as the head of a banknote counterfeiting gang.

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A great international forgery blazes across a no man's land of pitiless blue sky! See more »




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Release Date:

November 1957 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)
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Colette Bartrop plays the mistress of Anton Diffring's character. According to the credits, the character's name is Penny, but Diffring calls her "Colette" throughout the film. See more »

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Faded American star props up British thriller
15 October 2008 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Like many of his contemporaries Wayne Morris found himself reduced to playing the lead in low budget British B films of the fifties.Unfortunately all that he proves is that he is better on his horse than off it.It has to be said that it does appear that he does rather have a weight problem and he rather lumbers around the screen as a mini version of Frankenstein.The plot is very familiar stuff with the villain played by that old smoothie Anton Differing.Although not dressed up in Nazi uniform one feels he is ready to say "We have ways of making you talk".There is also Bruce Seton playing a Detective.Talk about typecasting!Shown on Movies4Men it is worth a look at for the actors rather than the story.

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