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Impact (1963)

Crime reporter Jack Moir is framed by crooked nightclub owner, 'The Duke'. In prison, Moir plans his revenge.

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Peter Maxwell

Writers:

Conrad Phillips (story and screenplay), Peter Maxwell (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Conrad Phillips ... Jack Moir
George Pastell ... Sebastian 'The Duke' Dukelow
Ballard Berkeley ... Bill MacKenzie
Linda Marlowe ... Diana Travers
Richard Klee Richard Klee ... Wally Wheeler
Anita West ... Melanie Calf
John Rees John Rees ... Charlie Wright
Frank Pettitt Frank Pettitt ... Sid the foreman
Edward Ogden Edward Ogden ... Maury Parfitt
Jean Trend Jean Trend ... Hilda, the secretary
Desmond Cullum-Jones Desmond Cullum-Jones ... Prison warder
Mike Pratt ... Police Inspector (as Michael Pratt)
Don Barkham Don Barkham
Cecil Waters Cecil Waters
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Crime reporter Jack Moir is framed by crooked nightclub owner, 'The Duke'. In prison, Moir plans his revenge.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1963 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Released in the UK on the Rank circuit as supporting film to Father Came Too. See more »

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On closer inspection the "Daily Express" headliner about Moir's arrest actually seems to be about Fidel Castro. See more »

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Lifeless thriller
10 April 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Butcher's Film Productions are the chaps behind a series of low-rent, low budget British thrillers made throughout the 1950s and '60s, but IMPACT is very much a lesser product even by their low standards. This is a lifeless thriller with a simple storyline and not much in the way of incident or intrigue to recommend it.

The storyline sees journalist Conrad Phillips being framed and sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. He's eventually released, at which point he swears revenge on the man responsible: crime boss George Pastell (Hammer's THE MUMMY). Unfortunately the revenge plot is hardly an exciting one, and despite a fist fight or two this is very low key and a film where barely anything happens.

The film features a role for Ballard Berkeley (FAWLTY TOWERS's Major) as a newspaper editor and a few scene-setting moments of the era. Pastell is the best thing in it and the only person who seems to be making an effort in terms of his performance. This is still entirely forgettable, though.


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