One Way Out (film)

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One Way Out
"One Way Out" (1955).jpeg
British quad poster
Directed by Francis Searle
Produced by Francis Edge
John Temple-Smith
Written by Jonathan Roche
Based on a story by Jean Scott Rogers and John Temple-Smith
Starring Jill Adams
Eddie Byrne
Lyndon Brook
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Edited by Maurice Rootes
Production
company
Major Pictures
Distributed by J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • September 1955 (1955-09)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

One Way Out is a 1955 British crime drama film directed by Francis Searle and starring Jill Adams, Eddie Byrne, Lyndon Brook, John Chandos and Arthur Lowe.[1] The art direction was by William Kellner.[2] This second feature was released in the UK as the supporting film to the Norman Wisdom comedy Man of the Moment.[2]

Plot[edit]

Superintendent Harcourt is on the verge of retiring from the police force and in his final case, seeks to put away Danvers, a ruthless fence. Danvers however, tries to buy off Harcourt, and when this fails, attempts to implicate the Superintendent's daughter Shirley in a store robbery. Danvers uses another crook Leslie Parrish, to blackmail Harcourt to drop the case against him. When the Superintendent retires, he decides to pursue Danvers as a civilian.

Cast[edit]

  • Jill Adams as Shirley Harcourt
  • Eddie Byrne as Superintendent Harcourt
  • Lyndon Brook as Leslie Parrish
  • John Chandos as Danvers
  • John Bushelle as Assistant Commissioner
  • Olive Milbourn as Mrs. Harcourt
  • Arthur Howard as Marriott
  • Arthur Lowe as Sam
  • Ryck Rydon as Harry
  • Anne Valery as Carol Martin
  • Doris Gilmore as Mrs. Danvers
  • Nicholas Tanner as Garage Attendant
  • Nicholas Temple-Smith as the Baby

Critical reception[edit]

Britmovie called it an "unassuming British B-thriller directed by Francis Searle and starring Irish actor Eddie Byrne...and like many similar b-movies of the time is marred by weak writing and a plot that is never credible for a moment. The cast put all the effort they can in attempting to make this nonsense communicable to an audience."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One Way Out (1955)". BFI. 
  2. ^ a b c "One Way Out". britmovie.co.uk. 

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