Two Scotland Yard detectives (Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig) investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the investigators wade through a stubbornly entrenched sludge of racism and bigotry. Director Basil Dearden won a British Academy Award for his deft, sensitive hand at the helm.
- Stars:Nigel Patrick, Michael Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Paul Massie, Bernard Miles, Olga Lindo, Earl Cameron, Gordon Heath, Jocelyn Britton, Harry Baird, Orlando Martins, Rupert Davies, Yvonne Buckingham, Robert Adams, Freda Bamford,
- Director:Basil Dearden,
- Writer:Janet Green, Lukas Heller (additional dialogue)
In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(gb) wrote: Watched w/ subtitles. I liked it.
(fr) wrote: I really like Scream-ish movies.
(it) wrote: Great and fun film from my childhood. Still holds up!
(br) wrote: enjoyable twist on the invisible man that flopped initially on release. john carpenter keeps things moving but sadly the film isn't as funny as it should be.
(br) wrote: Maddin's talent is evident in this early work, but I feel he perfects it with greater skill in his subsequent films. Looks authentic, but feels emotionally flat.
(mx) wrote: This is an example of marketing making a film iconic when it doesn't deserve it's status. There were loads of similar films with cliche detectives all through the 70's and 80's which fell between the cracks because it didn't have mad max in them. At the time this was released, he was still popular and was able to sell this rubbish to the masses very easily.
(au) wrote: Once you get the plot line straight, this movie really shines. The characters are relatable and funny and are driven by an emotional storyline. Bonus points for cleverly making fun of showbiz!
(es) wrote: i was really excited to watch this movie when i first heard of it, heard great directors, actors, people saying how good it was so i had high expectations but when i saw it last night i was really disappointed it was a decent film but it definitely not that great, hated a lot of things, like the lead character always asking to have sex, every word comes out of his mouth is filth , acting wasn't that great, if u wanna see go for it but don't expected to be that great.
(us) wrote: Classic Chris Rock humour wrapped up in a well-written, well-performed romantic comedy. Rock and Rosario Dawson are really really good, but the cameos really make this one a winner
(gb) wrote: A good horror thriller that will keep you on edge. It does get gruesome, but that enhances the terror you will feel while watching. (First and only viewing - October 2006)