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The Secret Partner (1961)

A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

David Pursall (original screenplay), Jack Seddon (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... John Brent aka John Wilson
Haya Harareet ... Nicole 'Nikki' Brent
Bernard Lee ... Det. Supt. Frank Hanbury
Hugh Burden ... Charles Standish
Lee Montague ... Det. Insp. Tom Henderson
Melissa Stribling ... Helen Standish
Conrad Phillips ... Dr. Alan Richford
John Lee ... Clive Lang
Norman Bird ... Ralph Beldon
Peter Illing ... Strakarios
Basil Dignam ... Lyle
William Fox William Fox ... Brinton
George Tovey George Tovey ... Vickers
Sidney Vivian Sidney Vivian ... Dock Foreman (as Sydney Vivian)
Paul Stassino ... Man in Soho Street
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Storyline

A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

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So Perfect a Crime...So Clever a Criminal! So Dangerous a Scheme!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der unheimliche Komplize See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane John is brought back from France on is a BEA Vickers Viscount 802, registration G-AOHV. Built in 1957, it changed hands numerous times over the years, with it's last known flight in 2009. See more »

Goofs

The combination to the safe that we are told is L7, R9, R8, R3, L2, L2, but in the closeups of the dial, it moves back and forth across the entire 100 digit range, and ends at about 90. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dance, Little Children (1961) See more »

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A very clever thriller
31 January 2004 | by joshea98See all my reviews

I first saw this film in 1961. Many years later, it turned up on Turner Classic Movies and, like a fool, I sat here watching it without making a tape of it. What a mistake that was. Although this film is well worth watching and has a clever twist ending, all indications are that it is unavailable anywhere on video or DVD. Don't miss it if it comes up on TV again.


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