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The Last Appointment (1954)

Final Appointment (original title)
A reporter and his girlfriend--also a reporter--investigate threats against a retired army officer and discover that they're linked to a series of murders and a court-martial that occurred during the war.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Kenneth R. Hayles (screenplay) (as Kenneth Hayles), Sidney Nelson (adapted from an original play "Death Keeps A Date") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Bentley ... Mike Billings
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Jenny
Hubert Gregg ... Hartnell
Liam Redmond ... Inspector Corcoran
Jean Lodge Jean Lodge ... Laura Robens
Meredith Edwards ... Martin
Sam Kydd ... Vickery
Charles Farrell ... Percy
Peter Bathurst Peter Bathurst ... Harold Williams
Arthur Lowe ... Barratt
Gerald Case Gerald Case ... Australian Official
Jessica Cairns Jessica Cairns ... War Office Typist
Tony Hilton Tony Hilton ... Jimmy
Henry De Bray Henry De Bray ... Restaurant Manager
John H. Watson John H. Watson ... Police Sergeant
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Storyline

A reporter and his girlfriend--also a reporter--investigate threats against a retired army officer and discover that they're linked to a series of murders and a court-martial that occurred during the war.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Appointment See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Stolen Assignment (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Transitional Scenes, Links and Signatures, Part 1
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Passable timewaster isn't bad for being sixty years old
27 February 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Hammer fans don't often realise that famed director Terence Fisher cut his teeth for many years on a series of low budget thrillers and murder mysteries churned out by many a British studio. FINAL APPOINTMENT is such a film, made at the ubiquitous Nettlefold Studios on a clearly tight budget, and yet providing satisfactory entertainment for fans of the era.

The main character is the rather stodgy John Bentley playing a reporter looking into a series of death threats and finding that they're connected to a series of unexplained murders. It's all linked to something that happened during the war, and he's determined to get to the bottom of it. Along the way he gets to grips with various characters from detectives to lowlife criminals. There isn't much action or incident in this production - no doubt due to the budget - but Fisher's brisk direction is efficient, and fun remains in seeing minor parts for the likes of Sam Kydd and Arthur Lowe.


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