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Ricochet (1963)

| Crime, Thriller | 1963 (UK)
Solicitor Alan Phipps formulates a plan to blackmail his wealthy and unfaithful wife, Yvonne, and at the same time, get revenge against her boyfriend, John Brodie, by setting him up to ... See full summary »

Director:

John Llewellyn Moxey (as John Moxey)

Writer:

Roger Marshall (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxine Audley ... Yvonne Phipps
Richard Leech ... Alan Phipps
Alex Scott ... John Brodie
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Peter Dexter
Patrick Magee ... Insp. Cummings
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Siddall
June Murphy June Murphy ... Judy
Virginia Wetherell Virginia Wetherell ... Brenda
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi ... Max
Keith Smith Keith Smith ... Porter
Peter Torquill Peter Torquill ... Sgt. Walters
Nancy Nevinson ... Elsie Siddall
William Dysart William Dysart ... First Skater
Barbara Roscoe ... Pretty Girl Skater
Anne Godley Anne Godley ... Wardress
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Storyline

Solicitor Alan Phipps formulates a plan to blackmail his wealthy and unfaithful wife, Yvonne, and at the same time, get revenge against her boyfriend, John Brodie, by setting him up to appear that he is the blackmailer and for Yvonne to kill him.

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Küsse für den Mörder: Bumerang des Todes See more »

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Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons and events is purely coincidental. See more »

Crazy Credits

Credits are shown over the scene of skaters on the skating rink from the last scene. See more »

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Edited into The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Ricochet (1963) See more »

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Above average Merton Park Wallace
29 August 2014 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

Though the basic plot for this was extracted from Edgar Wallace's novel Angel of Terror, the cold, cynical characters are very much of the 1960s. They are more memorable though than the bland, insipid individuals who tended to be a more usual feature of this Merton Park series. There are so many potential snags to Richard Leech's initial blackmail and murder scheme, as to strain credibility, but the fast-moving storyline and devious characters prove gripping. In addition to Maxine Audley as Leech's frosty wife, there's Patrick Magee, at home as a menacing police official and Dudley Foster who was always a treat as smooth, sly operators from both sides of the law. Another plus is the superb, sharp photography from Jimmy Wilson, an unsung hero of British 'B's making good use of the ice-rink setting and the exterior scenes, filmed during the 'big freeze' of 1962-63 when snow lay on the ground for several months.


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