- Friday 11th September 2020, 4:29pm
- The Sussex Coast, England
- 1,295 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 25th August 2020, 6:04 AM
The Secret Place (1957)
Quite a tense film, especially the robbery and good ending.
Actors of note:
Belinda Lee - seen her in a number of films now.
Michael Gwynn - a favourite actor my wife and I, and you probably know him better as Lord Melbury in the very first Fawlty Towers. Lovely actor and we have fond memories of him as Joe Gargery ("Pip, old chap") in the BBC production of Great Expectations, way back in 1959!
Geoffrey Keen - just a bobby in this, but have seen him in various police ranks and even as a crook. Popped up in a number of Bond films.
David McCallum - Man from Uncle of course as Illya Kuryakin and many, many parts and TV series over the years. Still alive apparently aged 87 and originally from Glasgow apparently - well I never!
George A. Cooper - been in so many TV series and memorable as having very little hair and played mostly grumpy parts. Was the father in the LWTs Billy Liar way back in the early 1970s.
Wendy Craig - Receptionist (uncredited) Didn't recognise her at all!!
Ian Hendry - listed as "Man Inside" uncredited. I've no idea what that part is and didn't notice him. Perhaps it was cut by TPTV
Gretchen Franklin - Nope, didn't see her either.
Michael Brooke, a 15 year old playing a younger main part of a lad who finishes up with the haul (no plot spoilers here!) and won't let the gang have it back. This was the last film he did in a career of 8, BUT it seems he went on to become a famous barrister and judge...........so, in this case, at least we know what happened to him after his film career petered out!
Yes, a different, enjoyable film and well worth a watch.
For those, like me, for whom this review sounded enticing, The Secret Place is on TPTV again next Friday (18 September) 2.30pm.