THE LONG ARM
No of discs: 1. Black & White. Running time: 93 mins approx. Year: 1956. Crime.
Director: Charles Frend. Cast: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke, Sam Kydd, Glyn Houston, Sydney Tafler and many more.
This Ealing Studio crime classic stars Jack Hawkins as Scotland Yard Sleuth, Tom Halliday. A breathtaking thriller with plenty of twists, the plot follows Halliday’s attempts to solve the mystery of a series of apparently unconnected robberies in London. The plot thickens as a pattern in the crimes is revealed. Featuring glorious location footage of London, (the Royal Festival Hall, before the South Bank was developed), suburban houses and 1950s cars, as well as Snowdonia in North Wales.