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Nowhere to Go (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 11 March 1959 (USA)
In London, a Canadian serving prison time for grand theft escapes prison and attempts to retrieve his loot, kept in a bank safety deposit box, but his accomplice takes the security key while he only has the pass code.

Directors:

Seth Holt, Basil Dearden (uncredited)

Writers:

Donald MacKenzie (novel), Seth Holt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Nader ... Paul Gregory
Maggie Smith ... Bridget Howard
Bernard Lee ... Victor Sloane, alias Lee Henderson
Geoffrey Keen ... Inspector Scott
Bessie Love ... Harriet P. Jefferson
Harry H. Corbett ... Danny Sullivan (as Harry Corbett)
Andree Melly ... Rosa - Cocktail waitress
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Storyline

Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his partner is getting greedy and as things turn sour Gregory finds that home in Canada is a long way away. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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...except into a woman's arms! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brott lönar sig inte See more »

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Budget:

$468,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Ealing Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2 : 1
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Trivia

Originally cut to 87 minutes and was the second feature on a double-bill with Torpedo Run (1958). For a DVD release in 2013 it was restored to a running time of 100 minutes. See more »

Goofs

When Gregory is talking to Sloane after the heist, and changing his shoes, a moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible behind Sloane. See more »

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References Giant (1956) See more »

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Good film from Ealing Studios
11 September 2009 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

George Nader has "Nowhere to Go" in this 1958 British film that also serves as the debut for a virtually unrecognizable Maggie Smith. Nader plays Paul Gregory, a Canadian con man in London who befriends an old woman (silent screen star Bessie Love) and winds up stealing her valuable coin collection. He's blatant about it, knowing that he will serve a term in prison, but he'll get the money on release. He escapes early and finds that getting his hands on the money isn't going to be easy. His partner becomes greedy, there's an accidental death, and Gregory is forced to go on the run.

Kenneth Tynan and director Seth Holt co-wrote this tight script, and Holt keeps the action going and the tension and frustration building as Gregory runs out of options to get a hold of his money. The production is very good-looking as well.

Handsome George Nader was a Hollywood male starlet who wound up playing Ellery Queen on television, as well as starring in two other series and doing guest appearances before concentrating on a career in German film as kind of a James Coburn type. The rumor has persisted for years that Confidential magazine was ready to publish a story on Rock Hudson's homosexuality and traded that story with Universal Studios for one about Nader instead. This rumor emerged again when Hudson died, and left money to Nader in his will. If true, Universal obviously felt Hudson was going to be more important to them. That became a self-fulfilling prophecy, but it was perhaps correct. The sad thing is that a story like that mattered.

"Nowhere to Go" is well worth seeing.


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