Dancing With Crime (1947)

Starring: Barry Jones,Cyril Chamberlain,Garry Marsh, John Warwick,Richard Attenborough,Sheila Sim

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When childhood friends and army comrades Dave Robinson (Bill Rowbotham) and Ted Peters (Richard Attenborough) return home from WWII, they make very different choices for their new civvy lives

Ted gets an honest job as a taxi driver, and saves for his wedding to childhood sweetheart Joy (Sheila Sim) Dave however, wants easy cash and soon becomes involved with a gang

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When Dave runs into money troubles with the mob boss, a henchman is sent to finish him off Stumbling from his gun wounds, he seeks shelter in the back of Teds empty taxi and collapses, lifeless

Suspicions fly as Scotland Yard investigate the murder The police suspect Daves underworld connections The mob suspects that Ted knows their guilt And Ted himself suspects who the real killer might be

Set in London, this riveting crime drama has its roots firmly in the American gangster films of the 1930s a must watch for genre lovers


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Genre: Film

Release Date: 20th August 2015

Year of production: 1947

Director: John Paddy Carstairs

Running Time: 83 min

Cat No: 139263

Barcode: 5019322392637

No Disc: 1

Certification: PG

Format: DVD