The Renown Crime Collection Volume 10
3 DVD box set complete with Optional Subtitles
Ten films. Total Running time: 10.4 hours.
Over TEN HOURS of murder, kidnap, robbery, smuggling and blackmail in this collection of ten films from the 40s to the 60s, including the recently rediscovered Murder in Reverse? starring William Hartnell; international smuggling in The Switch starring Anthony Steel and Zena Marshall; psychological drama in Faces in the Dark with John Gregson and an unrecognisable Harry H. Corbett in Cover Girl Killer … all fully restored with subtitles.
Murder in Reverse? (1945)
Director: Montgomery Tully. Stars: William Hartnell, Jimmy Hanley, Chili Bouchier and Dinah Sheridan.
Formerly declared lost, this film has now been rediscovered. A dockhand is wrongfully sent to prison for murder, after his wife’s lover fakes his own death. The dockhand’s beloved daughter has grown up not knowing her true identity. On his release, convinced the man who framed him is still alive, he sets out to avenge his time behind bars.
The Switch (1963)
Director: Peter Maxwell. Stars: Anthony Steel and Zena Marshall with Conrad Phillips, Dermot Walsh & Susan Shaw.
A woman is abducted by a smuggling gang. Some fine vintage cars appear in the film including a sporty Sunbeam Alpine and an elegant Ford Zephyr.
The Sicilians (1964)
Director: Ernest Morris. Stars: Robert Hutton, Reginald Marsh, Ursula Howells, Alex Scott, Susan Denny, Robert Ayres, Eric Pohlmann, Patricia Hayes and Warren Mitchell.
An aide at theU.S. Embassy finds himself involved with Scotland Yard and the French police after the son of a Mafia boss is kidnapped from London Airport after a trip to France. Shot mainly at Shepperton, the film also features locations in New York, London and Paris.
Jacqueline / The Trial of Madame X (1948)
Director: Paul England. Stars: Mara Russell-Tavernan, Paul England, Frank Hawkins, Eddie Leslie, Hamilton Deane, Hamilton Keene and Jean Le Roy.
A woman is thrown out of her home by her jealous husband and sinks into depravity. Twenty years later, her criminal lover decides to blackmail her former husband. Desperate to shield her son from her disgrace, she shoots her lover. Her son, now an advocate, who does not know who she is, finds himself defending her, without knowing her background. Based on the 1908 play Madame X by the French playwright Alexandre Bisson.
Faces in the Dark (1960)
Director: David Eady. Stars: John Gregson, Mai Zetterling, John Ireland, Michael Denison, Tony Wright, Nanette Newman, Valerie Taylor and Roland Bartrop.
Richard, a factory owner and inventor, is blinded by an explosion during an experiment on the very day his wife had decided to leave him for her lover. The lovers plot to make the blind husband think he’s going insane, in the hope that he will take his own life, however, the blinded man becomes aware of the affair and their plan. He must stay silent to avoid detection, but can he save his own life?
Life in Danger (1959)
Director: Terry Bishop. Stars: Derren Nesbitt, Julie Hopkins, Howard Marion-Crawford, Victor Brooks, Jack Allen and more.
A child murderer escapes from an asylum on the outskirts of a small country village. While the police begin an investigation, local landowners decide to take the law into their own hands. Meanwhile, a drifter and a teenage runaway have taken refuge in a local barn. As hysteria escalates in the local community, can the killer be found, or will innocent blood be spilt? Filmed in the local area around Shepperton, Middlesex.
The Voice Within (1946)
Directors: Maurice J. Wilson and Isadore Goldsmith. Stars: Barbara White, Kieron Moore, Shaun Noble, Violet Farebrother, Olive Sloane, Brefni O’Rorke, George Merritt, Paul Merton, Hay Petrie, Johnnie Schofield, Philip Godfrey, Norman Pierce, Henry Wolston, Jack Vyvyan and more.
In Northern Ireland, Dennis O’Shea joins a gang of smugglers in order to raise the money to pay for his brother, who is fleeing from the IRA, to move to the USA. However, after he accidentally kills a constable during a smuggling trip, the policeman’s dog begins to follow him.
Double Confession (1950) Director: Ken Annakin. Stars: Derek Farr, Joan Hopkins, William Hartnell, Peter Lorre, Naunton Wayne, Ronald Howard, Kathleen Harrison, Leslie Dwyer, Edward Rigby, Mona Washbourne, Esma Cannon, Jane Griffith, Roy Plomley and more.
Arriving late at night in a seaside town, estranged husband Jim Medway, (Derek Farr), discovers his wife’s dead body in her coastal cottage. As he arrived, he spotted local businessman Charlie Durham, who had been having an affair with his wife, leaving the house. Medway attempts to blackmail the rich entrepreneur or get him arrested, but Durham’s homicidal sidekick Paynter, (Peter Lorre), intends to protect his boss by arranging an “accident”. Inspector Tenby, (Naunton Wayne), investigates, beginning to suspect that there is a less obvious culprit. Based on the novel All on a Summer’s Day by John Garden. Look out for Desert Island Discs original presenter Roy Plomley playing a ticket inspector. Filmed on the Isle of Wight; Bexhill on Sea; Hastings, and St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex.
Cover Girl Killer (1959) Director: Terry Bishop. Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Felicity Young, Spencer Teakle, Victor Brooks, Bernadette Milnes, Christina Gregg, Tony Doonan, John Barrard, Charles Lloyd-Pack, Alan Edwards, Dermot Kelly and more.
In 1950s London, a series of cover girls are found murdered in the locations they appeared in on the front cover of “Wow” magazine. The police desperately try to track down the killer before he strikes again. However the murderer, a master of disguise, played by Harry H. Corbett, evades capture, motivated by what he sees as the moral corruption of the girls. The police decide to lure him to a certain site by using a specific cover on “Wow” magazine. Will the clever killer be taken in by their plan, or will there be more murders? Locations include the Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park, London and St. Anne’s Court, London.
Prisoners of the Tower (1946)
Documentary. Director: Cecil H. Williamson. Narrated by Valentine Dyall in the guise of the ghost of a former prisoner. He takes us on a tour of the tower, its buildings and history. A newly discovered film covering the fascinating story of The Tower of London.
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