The House Of Blackmail [DVD]

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The House Of Blackmail [DVD]

The House Of Blackmail [DVD]

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The other film is really a rough print with opening casts incomplete but I suspect adding it as a bonus was the only way it would get a DVD release. After some sparring from Jimmy, Carol agrees to pay the money, but is unable to withdraw it from her bank until morning.

An army officer (William Sylvester) aids a girl (Mary Germaine) trying to extricate her brother from a blackmailer's clutches. opens well, but as soon as it moves to Markham’s mansion its action becomes a trifle stilted, Mary Germaine, as Carol, displays good looks and obvious acting ability, and William Sylvester, although a little too sure of himself, registers as Jimmy, but the rest are a very mixed bag. Maurice Elvey was the most prolific director in British cinema history, making over 300 features after his debut in 1913.

I know I recently said this about a previous film I watched but this is very Edgar Wallace, Maybe I only feel that way because I've been reading him lately but then again his impact on mysteries and thriller since the 20s is not only undeniable but prodigious. William Sylvester plays the hitcher-cum-sleuth well and Denis Shaw is good as they nosey butler in this short-but-sweet double-crossing pot-boiler that do.

House of Blackmail is a 1953 British drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Mary Germaine, William Sylvester and Alexander Gauge. The ‘Six Men` are a gang of six criminals that Scotland Yard is unable to pin a charge against even though they are positive of the identities. House of Blackmail é um filme de drama britânico de 1953, dirigido por Maurice Elvey e estrelado por Mary Germaine, William Sylvester e Alexander Gauge.BBFC: Release Date: 05/10/2015 Run Time: 193 minutes Languages: English LPCM Mono Subtitles: None DVD Regions: Region 0 (All) Formats: Pal Aspect Ratio: Full Screen 1. A young man asks his sister Carol (Mary Germaine) to go to a blackmailer’s (Alexander Gauge) house and pay him off and reclaim any evidence. In British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928–1959 David Quinlan rated the film as "mediocre", writing: "Very modest version of traditional thriller.

As usual, Alexander Gauge is wonderfully erudite as the disreputable Markham, another of his reasonable-criminal roles, while the British actor John Arnatt displays a convincing American accent as the man who takes charge. There is much intrigue and some witty dialogue to be enjoyed in this early fifties B-film, which reveals its small budget with its studio-bound setting and recycled score (at one point, it sounded like something from a Norman Wisdom film! The latter has a touch of Michael Wilding about him and subsequently went on to considerable success in the US, notably playing opposite Audrey Hepburn in Gigi on Broadway. The script is clever and witty, and we loved most of the movie, although the suspense lagged a bit towards the end.

Images submitted must be in Landscape orientation, as would be seen on the cinema screen, not Portrait. Not so action packed as some gangster movies, some shooting and killing but not gory or blood thirsty, just good old fashion movie. An Army officer (William Sylvester) and Carol (Mary Germaine) must solve the murder of a blackmailer or be charged themselves.

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