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Director  Michael McCarthy
Country  United Kingdom
6/10 IMDb

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Language  English
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Release date  April 1951 (1951-04)
Based on  TV play by Rex Rienits
Writer  Rex Rienits (screenplay), Rex Rienits (story)

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Assassin for Hire is a 1951 British crime film directed by Michael McCarthy and starring Sydney Tafler, Ronald Howard and Katharine Blake. Its plot follows a contract killer who becomes stricken with remorse when he is led to believe he has murdered his brother.

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Plot

Antonio Riccardi, a young British criminal of Italian heritage, works as a professional contract killer in order to pay for his gifted younger brother's violin lessons so that he can escape from a life of poverty and crime. A series of mistakes lead him to wrongly believe he has killed his brother, and he confesses his crimes to the police.

Cast

  • Sydney Tafler – Antonio Riccardi
  • Ronald Howard – Detective Inspector Carson
  • Katharine Blake – Maria Riccardi
  • John Hewer – Giuseppe Riccardi
  • June Rodney – Helen Garrett
  • Gerald Case – Detective Sergeant Stott
  • Reginald Dyson – Josef Meyerling
  • Sam Kydd – Bert
  • Ian Wallace – Charlie
  • Martin Benson – Catesby
  • Ewen Solon – Fred
  • Production

    It was the first feature film made by Anglo-Amalgamated. It was made at Merton Park Studios from a screenplay by Rex Rienits.

    Rienits based on the script on a television film Assassin for Hire which was screened by the BBC in September 1950. This in turn was based on a radio play. Rienits later turned the story into a novel.

    It was intended as a supporting feature, although it may have been shown as a headline feature in some cinemas.

    References

    Assassin for Hire Wikipedia
    Assassin for Hire IMDb


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