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The Jack of Diamonds (1949)

Down on their luck, a couple rent out their ship to a mysterious man looking for treasure he'd hidden during the war. Complications ensue when it turns out he's not the only one looking for it.

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Binnacle (story), Nigel Patrick (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nigel Patrick ... Alan Butler
Cyril Raymond ... Roger Keen
Joan Carroll Joan Carroll ... Joan Keen
Dolly Bouwmeester ... Giselle
John Basings John Basings ... Parsons
Darcy Conyers Darcy Conyers ... Colin Campbell
Vernon Sewell Vernon Sewell ... Engineer
Edwin Richfield ... George Paxton
Guy Romano Guy Romano ... Douamier
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Down on their luck, a couple rent out their ship to a mysterious man looking for treasure he'd hidden during the war. Complications ensue when it turns out he's not the only one looking for it.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1949 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Passable little drama.
3 May 2006 | by gerry1019See all my reviews

A couple, Cyril Raymond and Joan Carroll are down on their luck and decide to try and make some money by chartering their last remaining asset, a yacht.

They are approached by Nigel Patrick (who also co-wrote the screenplay his only such endeavor) who wishes to hire the boat to search for treasure.

It seems that when evacuating Belgium when it was being occupied in 1940 he had been entrusted with taking a family's jewels to safekeeping until the war was over.His boat was sunk with the jewels but he was able to get an accurate bearing before escaping.

From then on there are some twists and turns which keep the movie interesting until it's conclusion.

The whole of the movie is filmed on location which adds to the authenticity. The tape I watched ran 65mins.


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