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Midnight Episode (1950)

A tramp gets involved with a mysterious crime when he finds a wallet in the street.

Director:

Gordon Parry

Writers:

Rita Barisse (adaptation), Paul Vincent Carroll (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stanley Holloway ... Professor Prince
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Albert
Reginald Tate ... Inspector Lucas
Meredith Edwards ... Detective Sergeant Taylor
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Mr. Knight
Joy Shelton ... Mrs. Arnold
Raymond Young ... Miller
Leslie Perrins ... Charles Mason
Sebastian Cabot ... Benno
Campbell Copelin Campbell Copelin ... The General
Natasha Parry ... Jill harris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helena Carroll Helena Carroll ... Nurse
Joseph Chelton Joseph Chelton
Darcy Conyers Darcy Conyers ... Doctor
Stringer Davis Stringer Davis ... Police Sergeant
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A tramp gets involved with a mysterious crime when he finds a wallet in the street.

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Mystery

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Albert: Professor, if you take me advice for what it's worth...
Professor Prince: I'd say it was worth a good deal.
Albert: I'd say keep the wallet - there's a time to be honest and a time not to be honest...
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Holloway Plays It Big
27 January 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Stanley Holloway is a busker. He finds a wallet with two hundred pounds and some papers in the street, he consults with Leslie Dwyer. Because it would be suspicious if he turned up with that much money, he hides the wallet, puts the money in an envelope -- less twenty quid for Dwyer's consultation -- and turns it in to the police. He expects the sum will be untraceable and he will keep what is for him a fortune. However, when he uses the information in the wallet to visit Natasha Parry, whose father has turned up dead, he begins to attract attention: not only from the police, but from the murderer.

It's directed by Gordon Parry from a Simenon novel. Besides being Natasha Parry's, Mr. Parry was a former actor who rose to directing second features in the 1940s. None of them were particularly distinguished, but this one has Holloway playing a down-at-his-heels classical actor. He growls, he speaks in orotund tones, he schemes, and he keeps getting knocked on the head and sent to hospital. Holloway plays it big, and he's a delight.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Полуночный эпизод See more »

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| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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