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Devil's Point (1954)

Based on how far out of the socket the long arm of coincidence is stretched in this film, it is a lot closer to a Tex Avery cartoon then it is any kind of film noir genre. American Richard ... See full summary »

Director:

Montgomery Tully

Writer:

Charles Deane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Arlen ... John 'Captain' Martin
Greta Gynt ... Peggy Mason
Donald Houston ... Michael Mallard
Edwin Richfield ... Daller
Michael Balfour Michael Balfour ... Bennett, short henchman
Arnold Adrian Arnold Adrian ... Mark, tall henchman
Mary Germaine Mary Germaine ... Margaret Lane
Sydney Bromley ... Enson
Doreen Holliday Doreen Holliday ... Susie Woods, waitress
Antony Viccars Antony Viccars ... Detective-Inspector Hunt (as Anthony Vicars)
Howard Lang ... Marne, company executive
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Williams, policy manager
Elspet Gray ... June Mallard
Peter Bernard Peter Bernard ... Sam, pawnbroker
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Ryan, manager of the 'Stag's Head'
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Based on how far out of the socket the long arm of coincidence is stretched in this film, it is a lot closer to a Tex Avery cartoon then it is any kind of film noir genre. American Richard Arlen, long past his prime and cast in order to have an American actor heading the cast so the film might actually induce an American booking (an observation based on the reality of selling tickets and with no intentions of knocking the other-wise good all British cast), gets innocently involved with a drug ring when he is left a package containing their stolen goods. Some stuff happens but he and a detective meet and eventually round up the crooks. The other primary reason for an independent B-film of this quality ending up with 20th Century-Fox as the distributor is that TC-F was up to their ears in slow-in-production CinemaScope films and couldn't make enough films fast enough to meet the demands of their exchanges and exhibitors and had to turn to the indies to provide more product. Actually ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil's Harbor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Charles Deane Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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