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The Secret Partner (1961)

A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

David Pursall (original screenplay), Jack Seddon (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... John Brent aka John Wilson
Haya Harareet ... Nicole 'Nikki' Brent
Bernard Lee ... Det. Supt. Frank Hanbury
Hugh Burden ... Charles Standish
Lee Montague ... Det. Insp. Tom Henderson
Melissa Stribling ... Helen Standish
Conrad Phillips ... Dr. Alan Richford
John Lee ... Clive Lang
Norman Bird ... Ralph Beldon
Peter Illing ... Strakarios
Basil Dignam ... Lyle
William Fox William Fox ... Brinton
George Tovey George Tovey ... Vickers
Sidney Vivian Sidney Vivian ... Dock Foreman (as Sydney Vivian)
Paul Stassino ... Man in Soho Street
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A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

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So Perfect a Crime...So Clever a Criminal! So Dangerous a Scheme!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der unheimliche Komplize See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane John is brought back from France on is a BEA Vickers Viscount 802, registration G-AOHV. Built in 1957, it changed hands numerous times over the years, with it's last known flight in 2009. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, John Brent/Wilson moves the marker for the ship "Argentse" from pointing northeast to southeast on the map in a close-up shot. In the next shot, the marker is back pointing northeast. Also, the ship's marker is in a different location from shot to shot. See more »

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Referenced in Dance, Little Children (1961) See more »

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Beware of dentists
21 September 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A good thriller,which loses steam halfway through ,but regains its interest in the last thirty minutes,thanks to a very good unexpected twist.Yes there was such a thing almost fifty years ago.

An aging Stewart Granger portrays a wealthy British Bourgeois with a shady past whose marriage with Nicole (the beautiful Haya Harareet,famous for her part of Esther in "Ben Hur") is on the rocks. His dentist blackmails him ,and around him ,everybody may be a potential danger.The plot involves drugs,robbery,a soon-to-be-retired cop and plenty of foggy views of London in a bleak black and white.It's not in the same as league as Hitchcock,but it's quite entertaining.


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