Escape by Night (1953)
Slow moving gangster film, only made interesting for me to see Sydney [(sic)[/i]James as a tashed Italian mobster on the run from the police as he tries to retrieve what's left of some diamonds from previous gang members who have run out on him. Sid with broken Italian accent .
And in this he is assisted by a newspaper reporter, ironically played by Bonar Colleano, the American who died in a car crash while filming in the UK aged only 38.
The two of them hide out in a derelict London theatre and are given assistance by wide eyed innocent 14 year old Andrew Ray, playing yet again an 8 year old, much the same as he did in "The Yellow Balloon", only this time his father is played by his actual father Ted Ray, stand up/radio comedian.
The moll, played by Simone Silva (dark sultry type - not my fancy), I did not know, and no surprise as she had a very short film career, dying aged only 29.
Bit parts for Ronald Adam, Ronan O'Casey, Michael Balfour and Harry Towb.
Not bad, but certainly not a film I would watch again.