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Recoil (1953)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | August 1953 (UK)
Jean Talbot poses as a crook to infiltrate the gang who killed her jeweller father, Michael.

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John Gilling

Writer:

John Gilling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kieron Moore ... Nicholas
Elizabeth Sellars ... Jean
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Michael
John Horsley ... Trubridge
Robert Raglan ... Perkins
Ethel O'Shea Ethel O'Shea ... Mrs. Conway
Martin Benson ... Farnborough
Michael Kelly Michael Kelly ... Crouch
Anthony Pelly Anthony Pelly ... Bentock (as Tony Pelly)
Derek Blomfield ... Wilbur
Robert Moore Robert Moore ... Roger
John Watson John Watson ... Paul
Bill Lowe Bill Lowe ... Walters
Michael Balfour ... Parkes
Mike McCarthy Mike McCarthy ... Taxi Driver
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Jean Talbot poses as a crook to infiltrate the gang who killed her jeweller father, Michael.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gonjen do smrti See more »

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Tempean Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Nicholas Conway arrives at Goring's Depository, late at night, it is dark. However when he is chased onto the roof and flees down the fire escape, it is broad daylight. Once he reaches the ground and goes back to the car that Jean is driving, it is dark again. See more »

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Slightly plodding B-flick
19 May 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

RECOIL starts off on a strong footing with a well-directed action scene before descending into watchable, but slightly tedious, fare. I think what this film really lacks is a decent protagonist. Kieron Moore is fine as the anti-hero of the piece, but as the investigating hero, Elizabeth Sellars fails to cut the mustard. She doesn't have much in the way of charisma, and her acting isn't really up to scratch either.

The plot is quite simplistic and concerns the fortunes of jewel thieves who invariably fall out. B-movie director supremo John Gilling makes such to include plenty of fist fights to keep his narrative moving but these seem superfluous to the actual plotting and are merely included to keep audiences awake. The ending is quite lively but then it needs to be to make up for the routine hour that preceded it.


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