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Danger on My Side (1962)

Danger by My Side (original title)
With the help of the Metropolitan Police, a girl starts to track down the gang who had her detective brother killed by a speeding car. The trail leads to Nicky's club in Soho and to diamond... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Saunders

Writers:

Ronald Liles (screenplay), Aubrey Cash (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Oliver Anthony Oliver ... Det. Insp. Willoughby
Maureen Connell ... Lynne Marsden / 'Austin'
Alan Tilvern ... Nicky Venning
Bill Nagy ... Sam Warren
Sonya Cordeau ... Francine Dumont
Brandon Brady ... Bernie Hewson
Tom Naylor Tom Naylor ... Det. Sgt. 'Robbie' Roberts
Richard Klee Richard Klee ... Mills
Kim Darvos Kim Darvos ... Singer
Michael Corcoran Michael Corcoran ... 1st Crook Planning Jewel Heist
Brian Hankins Brian Hankins
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Factory Gatekeeper
John Stuart ... Prison Governor
Lawrence James Lawrence James ... Terry - Undercover Detective
Garard Green Garard Green ... Frank - Forensic Technician
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Storyline

With the help of the Metropolitan Police, a girl starts to track down the gang who had her detective brother killed by a speeding car. The trail leads to Nicky's club in Soho and to diamond smuggling. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of director Charles Saunders. See more »

Goofs

The studio built fascia of the night club Nicky's bears little resemblance to the actual frontage of the building on the street from which three men appear. See more »

Soundtracks

A Simple Girl
Music by Martin Slavin
Lyrics by Abbe Gail
Sung by Sonya Cordeau
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Middle of the road
27 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

DANGER BY MY SIDE is an acceptable British film noir from low budget studios Butcher's Films. It's a film where the paucity of the budget is always apparent, but this doesn't stop the writer from delivering a surprisingly fast-paced little effort that centres around a gang of diamond thieves and their connection to a sleazy Soho nightclub.

The film opens effectively with a well-staged robbery, then plays out a murder scene which is unexpected to say the least; a sort of spin on Janet Leigh's death in PSYCHO. From this point, the surprisingly decent Maureen Connell takes the lead as a woman who makes it her job to go undercover to catch the men responsible. Larger-than-life women pad out the cast here, always proving more memorable than their male counterparts.

Although this is an entirely low rent affair with little action or incident to remember it by, it does have a good atmosphere and the Soho-set scenes are effective to say the least. It also has the old cliché of filming dancing/stripping women as a way to pad out the running time, a device beloved of American producers since the 1970s. Although there are next to no familiar faces in this one, DANGER BY THE SIDE is perfectly acceptable fare for those who like this sort of thing.


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