måndag 8 november 2010

Cool British noir thrillers from VCI

NAKED FURY: A gang of thieves led by American Eddy (Reed de Rouen) kill a security guard during a botched safe robbery and flee with his daughter (Leigh Madison) as a hostage. They hide out in a dangerously unstable old warehouse for a couple of days awaiting their getaway ship to sail, but Johnny (Kenneth Cope) falls for the girl - provoking a serious falling-out and a violent conclusion to the disastrous heist. RT: 57 min, B&W, 1959, 1.37:1

COVER GIRL KILLER: Set in the sleazy world of a backstreet 50s nightclub. A serial-killer is believed to be murdering the models of glamour magazine, when cover-girl Gloria Starke (Milnes), is found dead after going on an assignment with mysterious bespectacled TV producer, Spendosa (Harry H Corbett), Inspector Brunner (Brooks) is put on the case to interview all concerned. RT: 61 min, B&W, 1960, 1.37:1

MURDER CAN BE DEADLY: Call girl Jo Lake (Liz Fraser) is working in club rackets with her man who is killed by a gangland boss (Kenneth Griffin). Clubber, Tom (Tony Wickert) is caught up in the murder. RT: 60 min, B&W, 1.37:1, NR, 1962

THE MARKED ONE: A blackmailer demands the plates used in a forgery plot for which Don Mason served time. Don doesn’t know where they are but when his small daughter Mary, living apart with her mother, is threatened he starts hunting for them. RT: 65 min, B&W, 1.37:1, NR, 1963

PIT OF DARKNESS: When Richard Logan, the partner in a safe-making firm is found unconscious on an old deserted bomb site; he finds that he has no recollection of the last three weeks. Then he discovers that the private detective, hired by his wife, has been found murdered, and a safe that his firm installed in a large country house has been cleverly opened and the contents missing. So with the help of his wife, he sets to uncover the truth. RT: 78 min, B&W, 1.37:1, NR, 1961

Release date November 30.

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