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I Promised to Pay Seven Days to Noon Thriller Drama. The Root of All Evil The Blue Lamp The daily routine of two London Policemen is interrupted by a killer. Train of Events Silent Dust Do You Know This Voice? Crime Drama Mystery. Frieda Drama War. Edit Cast Complete credited cast: Jack Warner Alec White Nigel Patrick Michael Kenyon Elizabeth Sellars Rita Compton Terence Morgan Roger Compton Greta Gynt Simonetta Theodore Bikel Max Joyce Grenfell Lady Flavia Queensway James Gilbert Agent Larkins Eric Pohlmann Steven Lasovic Martin Boddey Sub-Director Holt Michael Hordern Director of Customs Hal Osmond Baggage Room Clerk Jacques B.
Edit Storyline After a successful operation against drink smugglers, Customs and Excise get wind of a planned large illegal drug shipment. Taglines: A tense story of International drug smuggling Edit Details Country: UK. Language: English. Production Co: J. Runtime: 85 min. Color: Black and White. Edit Did You Know? Add the first question. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Edit page. Clear your history. In Witness for the Prosecution, Leonard Vole , a young American living in England , is accused of murdering a middle-aged lady he met in the street while shopping.
His wife hires the best lawyer available because she is convinced, or rather she knows, that her husband is innocent. Another classic courtroom drama is U. Eleven members of the jury, aiming at a unanimous verdict of "guilty", try to get it over with as as possible, and they would succeed in achieving their common aim if it were not for the eighth juror, who, on second thoughts, considers it his duty to convince his colleagues that the defendant may be innocent after all, who, by doing so, triggers a lot of discussion and anger. A hybrid of action films and crime films and a subgenre of action films as well.
Most films of this kind fall in the category of heist films, prison films and sometimes cop and gangster films. Car chases and shootouts are featured.
A hybrid of crime and comedy films. Mafia comedy looks at organized crime from a comical standpoint. A combination of crime and drama films. Examples include such films as Straight Badlands. A thriller in which the central characters are involved in crime, either in its investigation, as the perpetrator or, less a victim.
A genre of Indian cinema revolving around dacoity ; the genre was pioneered by Mehboob Khan's Mother India. Other examples include Gunga Jumna and Bandit Queen. A genre popular in the s and s fall into the crime and mystery genres. Confidential, The Long Goodbye , Chinatown. Neo-noir refers to modern films influenced by film noir such as Sin City. A genre of film that focuses on gangs and organized crime.
Examples include Goodfellas , The Godfather , Casino; this film deals with a group of criminals attempting to perform a theft or robbery, as well as the possible consequences that follow. Heist films that are lighter in tone are called " Caper films". Elements of the genre can be seen in Hollywood crime films since the s, such as the work of John Woo and Quentin Tarantino. Film dealing with African-American urban issues and culture, they do not always revolve around crime, but criminal activity features in the storyline.
Not concerned with the actual crime so much as the trial in the aftermath. A typical plot would involve a lawyer trying to prove the innocence of his or her cli. Leonard Maltin Leonard Michael Maltin is an American film critic and film historian, as well as an author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives. Maltin created the Walt Disney Treasures , a series of compilations of Disney cartoons and episodes released to mark the centenary of the birth of Walt Disney , he is best known for his eponymous annual book of movie capsule reviews, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide , published from to Maltin lives in Los Angeles , he is married to researcher and producer Alice Tlusty, has one daughter, who works with him.
In July , Maltin announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three and a half years prior. Maltin began his writing career at age fifteen, writing for Classic Images and editing and publishing his own fanzine , Film Fan Monthly, dedicated to films from the golden age of Hollywood. After earning a journalism degree at New York University , Maltin went on to publish articles in a variety of film journals and magazines, including Variety and TV Guide. In the s Maltin reviewed recordings in the jazz magazine, Downbeat.
Maltin wrote Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, a compendium of synopses and reviews that first appeared in September and was annually updated from October until September , each edition having the following year's date, its original title was TV Movies , some editions were Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide. Starting on May 29, , Maltin was the movie reviewer on the syndicated television series Entertainment Tonight for 30 years. He spearheaded the creation of the Walt Disney Treasures collectible DVD line in , continues to provide creative input and host the various sets.
During the s and s Maltin served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute. In , Maltin settled a libel suit brought by former child star Billy Gray , of Father Knows Best fame, who Maltin identified in his review of the film Dusty and Sweets McGee as a real-life drug addict and dealer; the statement had appeared in print in Maltin's annual movie guide for nearly 25 years before Maltin publicly apologized for the error.
With his daughter Jessie Maltin, he co-hosts Maltin on Movies , a long-form interview podcast for the Nerdist Industries network, he wrote the introduction for The Complete Peanuts : — Maltin was portrayed in an episode of the animated comedy South Park called " Mecha-Streisand " where he, along with actor Sidney Poitier and singer Robert Smith , fight Barbra Streisand , who has assumed the form of Mecha-Streisand, a giant, Godzilla-like robot version of herself.
His own gigantic form was reminiscent of Ultraman with his initials on his chest. He appeared as himself in Gremlins 2: The New Batch , playing a film critic who blasts the first Gremlins film, only to get attacked by Gremlins; this was spoofed in the Mad magazine parody of Gremlins 2, where he protests being eaten as Roger Ebert gave a worse review of the film, only for the Gremlins to remark they are waiting until Thanksgiving to find Ebert, as "he will feed a family of 15! Maltin starred on an episode of Entertainment Tonight, where he was presenting a time machine akin to one in the film The Time Machine , he sits in the machine and vanishes, as does the character in the film.
Maltin is one of the few people to appear as a "guest star" on Mystery Science Theater , he was mocked on the show for giving the film Laserblast a rating of 2. After Mike and the Bots finish watching the movie, they express amazement at the rating while Mike reads off. They rendezvous at the chateau used as German headquarters, Raoul's ancestral home, his sister Michele still lives there, but is resigned to cooperation with the occupiers, is too frightened to assist in the men's mission. As part of the mission and Gowan masquerade as champagne salesmen, aided by a personal letter from Ribbentrop.
Having thus established their bona fides, they do deals with German officers for supplying their mess, they extract much information from the unwary Germans. They discover that a local businessman, M. Fayolle, hated by some of the locals for his open collaboration with the occupying forces, is in fact secretly working with the French resistance and has assisted many Allied servicemen to escape. The agents manage to gain access to a secret factory, so well disguised that it cannot be bombed, show a light for arriving paratroopers, who land and overrun the factory.
However, Raoul is killed; as the other agents embark by boat to return to England , Michele refuses an offer to leave with them and promises to start working with the Resistance. But the comic subplot involving Wilding and his French wife, the romance that develops between Williams and Mason's sister, are embarrassingly twee. Credit to director Harold French for keeping the pace brisk, but this is unremarkable fare"; the only difference is. Emmanuel , Take My Life , Dear Murderer and The Ringer , she played lead roles in minor British films in the s and early 40s, by the late 40s she appeared in major films.
Emmanuel, forceful as loyal wife proving her husband's innocence in the thriller Take My Life, a promiscuous murderess in Dear Murderer, both in , as a nightclub singer singing " The Shady Lady Spiv " in Easy Money. Greta Gynt was born Margrethe Woxholt in Norway. As a child, she moved with her parents to Britain and started dancing lessons at the age of 5.
They moved back to Norway. At age 12, she started. Gynt supported Sid Field in a notorious big budget flop. For a time she was under personal contract to Robert Siodmak. Gynt was in Mr. Perrin and Mr. Her British films started to be played on American television. Gynt had a support role in Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons , her last film was The Runaway in which she played the lead.
In her radio interview with NRK she states her husband exclaimed "What's this? Gynt was married four times, her last husband was Frederick Moore, a plastic surgeon, who died in She was out of the public spotlight by the mids, she was the sister of second unit photographer Egil "Gil" Woxholt, who photographed scenes in the film The Heroes of Telemark , On Her Majesty's Secret Service , A View to a Kill , many others. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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It was produced and co-written by Anthony Havelock-Allan. Greta Gynt, born Margrethe Woxholt, was a Norwegian singer, dancer and actress. It was active between and , and from it was part of the Rank Organisation. Crime films, in the broadest sense, are a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Humphrey Bogart in The Petrified Forest Albert Martin Boddey was a British film and television actor. He was a founder member of the Lord's Taverners charity.
Boddey started acting well into middle age often portraying irritable authority figures such as police officers or magistrates. In Personal Affair