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The Passing Stranger (1954)

The pretty owner of a 'greasy spoon' cafe helps a handsome customer involved in robbery and murder.

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John Arnold

Writers:

John Arnold, Anthony Simmons (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lee Patterson ... Chick
Diane Cilento ... Jill
Duncan Lamont ... Fred
Olive Gregg Olive Gregg ... Meg
Liam Redmond ... Barnes
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Spicer
Mark Dignam ... Inspector
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Lloyd
Alfie Bass ... Harry
Cameron Hall Cameron Hall ... Maxie
George A. Cooper ... Charlie
Lyndon Brook ... Mike
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The pretty owner of a 'greasy spoon' cafe helps a handsome customer involved in robbery and murder.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1954 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Old Favourite Actors
24 February 2018 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

Lee Patterson as Turner and Lyndon Brook as Johnny Sanderson in "Reach for the Sky" (1956), Liam Redmond as an Irish immigrant in "A Night to Remember (1958), Paul Witsun Jones in "The Gordon Honour" (1954) BBC tv childrens hour serial, Diane Cilento in "The Little Hut" (1953) with Kenneth More; are just some of the actors I recognised from my childhood.Recently there is a new tv channel 81 in the London area called "Talking Pictures" which I increasingly find myself watching as they show the old films I relish and which remind me of my youth ( I am now 72).

No spoilers I promise but you must always remember there was a film code which producers had to abide by in films like "Passing Strangers (1954), which meant characters could not profit from their mis-deeds.Lee Paterson as Chick a US deserter in the UK, elicits our sympathy when he falls in love with the attractive blonde Diane Cilento as Jill (Sean Connery's ex-missus).Another fascinating aspect of these old films is seeing cars on the street I remember in the 1950s.I believe I am one of the first users to comment on this film but don't worry "Talking Pictures" are bound to repeat it in the not too distant future.


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