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The Verdict 

Joe Armstrong, a big-time racketeer, is deported back to Great Britain from America to find himself facing a murder rap for a killing he had committed twenty years before. Starring Cec ... See full summary »

Director:

David Eady

Writer:

Arthur La Bern (screenplay) (as Arthur la Bern)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cec Linder ... Joe Armstrong
Zena Marshall ... Carola
Nigel Davenport ... Larry Mason
Paul Stassino ... Danny Thorne
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Supt. Brett
John Bryans John Bryans ... Prendergast
Derek Partridge ... Peter
John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones ... Harry (as Glyn Jones)
David Cargill ... Johnny
Derek Aylward Derek Aylward ... Phillip-Greene
William Dysart William Dysart ... Det. Sgt. Good
John Moore John Moore ... House Detective
Kenneth Benda ... Lord Chief Justice
William Raynor William Raynor ... Clerk of the Court
Denis Holmes Denis Holmes ... Mr. Matthews
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Joe Armstrong, a big-time racketeer, is deported back to Great Britain from America to find himself facing a murder rap for a killing he had committed twenty years before. Starring Cec Linder, Nigel Davenport, Zena Marshall and Paul Stassino. Directed by David Eady.

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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1964 (UK) See more »

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Merton Park Studios See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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This was first released in Great Britain as a second feature to Carry On Jack (1964) in April 1964 it was then repackaged as an episode in the TV series for export to Europe and America. But it was a cinema 2nd feature first. See more »

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The Verdict: enjoyable but implausible.
8 December 2013 | by robin-moss2See all my reviews

The Verdict is typical of the Edgar Wallace films that were made quickly and cheaply in the early 1960s in Britain. The main story is not credible but the film is so tightly edited that the audience does not notice until the film has ended.

An American gangster has been deported to England but when he arrives a police detective informs him that he is suspected of murdering a man several years previously. The gangster demands that a colleague try to corrupt members of the jury. His colleague is reluctant but as he investigates various possibilities, an idea occurs to him. An idea also occurs to the gangster's mistress. Each idea produces a plot twist at the end of the film.

The Verdict has an interesting cast, three of whom later appeared in James Bond films: Zena Marshall, Paul Stassino and Cec Linder. Nigel Davenport plays the gangster's partner.

As was always the case with this series of Edgar Wallace films, The Verdict was well photographed.


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