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The Secret (1955)

| Crime, Drama | June 1955 (UK)
Diamond smuggling, and the disappearance of the mother of several children, in the seaside resort of Brighton after World War II.

Director:

Cy Endfield (as C. Raker Endfield)

Writers:

Robert Brenon (play), Cy Endfield (as C. Raker Endfield)
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Cast overview:
Sam Wanamaker ... Nick Delaney
Mandy Miller Mandy Miller ... Katie Martin (as Mandy)
André Morell ... Chief Inspector Blake
Marian Spencer Marian Spencer ... Aunt Doris
Jan Miller Jan Miller ... Margaret
Richard O'Sullivan ... John Martin
Wyndham Goldie Wyndham Goldie ... Doctor Scott
Henry Caine Henry Caine ... Superintendent
Aimée Delamain ... Miss Lyons
John Miller John Miller ... Toy Shop Assistant
Harold Berens Harold Berens ... Frank Farmer
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Diamond smuggling, and the disappearance of the mother of several children, in the seaside resort of Brighton after World War II.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Diamantmysteriet See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A Knockout! Don't Miss!!!
11 March 2018 | by GodeonWaySee all my reviews

Caught this virtually unknown British crime film recently, only because I enjoy almost any British feature made in the early 1950s. Wasn't expecting much, but what a surprise! The Secret's unusual plot line involves a police search for a missing mother of two children, who is feared drowned in the sea off Brighton. The brilliant Sam Wanamaker, in exile in Britain due to fears of McCarthyism back home, leads a very capable cast. There are believable and touching performances all around, with special mentions going to André Morell and to child actress 'Mandy' (Katie Martin). The Eastmancolor in the print I viewed was badly faded, but it was easy to see how beautiful The Secret must have looked when first released in 1955. The location filming all over Brighton is a treat, and Cy Endfield's direction is more than competent. So glad I saw this one...it knocked me out.


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