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The Intruder (1953)

Ex regimental commander Colonel Merton catches one of his former NCOs burgling his house and investigates to find the reason behind this desperate act.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Robin Maugham (novel), Robin Maugham (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ripper ... Mechanic
Jack Hawkins ... Wolf Merton
Hugh Williams ... Tim
Michael Medwin ... Ginger Edwards
George Cole ... John Summers
Dennis Price ... Leonard Pirry
Duncan Lamont ... Don Cope
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Bertram Slake
Marc Sheldon Marc Sheldon ... Wounded Officer
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... War Office Clerk
George Baker ... Adjutant
Nicholas Phipps ... Regular Officer
Peter Martyn Peter Martyn ... Sentry
Robert Adair Robert Adair ... Luigi
Elizabeth Digby-Smith Elizabeth Digby-Smith ... Telephone Operator
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Storyline

When Ex Colonel Merton discovers a burglar ransacking his home, he is shocked to find out that the thief is a former trooper from his tank regiment. When the thief escapes, Merton tries to contact former members of the regiment, in order to find out what set the thief on the road to crime. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Based on the novel Line on Ginger by Robin Maugham.

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Intruder See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First cinema feature of George Baker. See more »

Quotes

Wolf Merton: I know it's a long time since the war but I don't believe a man can change so much. I'd have trusted him anywhere.
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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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The Intruder
13 March 2019 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

Retired Colonel Jack Hawkins is burgled by one of his old army troop so he investigates why this has happened by visiting his old troop members. Cue, lots of wartime flashbacks.

Competent but unremarkable fifties drama with the usual stiff upper lip performances, albeit Hawkins always has presence and Medwin is good as the one Hawkins is investigating.


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