Release date1963 WriterConrad Phillips (story), Peter Maxwell (story) CastConrad Phillips, George Pastell Similar moviesPeter Maxwell directed Impact and Blind Spot, Port of Escape (1956), Naked Fury (1959), Assignment Redhead (1956), Escape by Night (1953)
Impact directed by peter maxwell
Impact is a 1963 British crime thriller directed by Peter Maxwell and starring Conrad Phillips with the pair writing the script. The pair formed a production company Arriba Productions, but Maxwell went to Australia to shoot the Whiplash TV series and never returned to England.
Seeking vengeance for newspaper articles written about him, crooked Soho nightclub owner 'The Duke' (George Pastell), kidnaps crime reporter Jack Moir (Conrad Phillips), and frames him for theft. While serving a two year prison sentence, Moir plots his revenge, and upon release, embarks on a scheme to clear his name.
Conrad Phillips as Jack Moir
George Pastell as Sebastian 'The Duke' Dukelow
Ballard Berkeley as Bill MacKenzie
Linda Marlowe as Diana Travers
Richard Klee as Wally Wheeler
Anita West as Melanie Calf
John Rees as Charlie Wright
Frank Pettitt as Sid the Foreman
Edward Ogden as Maury Parfitt
Jean Trend as Hilda, the Secretary
Desmond Cullum-Jones as Prison Warder
Mike Pratt as Detective Sergeant
Don Barkham as Constable
Cecil Waters as Jules
The Movie Scene wrote, "Impact" is the sort of old British movie which you stumble across one day on one of those channels which appear well down the list which some people don't even know exist. It is also one of those movies which you start watching and an hour later it is over and you can't remember a great deal of what has happened. The reason why is that it is devoid of excitement and seems to have been made hastily on limited funds forcing the writer to use lost of dialogue to explain things rather than showing it"; while the Radio Times wrote "...this programme filler, produced in a matter of days on a shoestring budget, contains no surprises in the plot...Maxwell just about keeps what action there is ticking over, but he is fighting a losing battle with a cast that is substandard, even for a British B-movie"; whereas Sky Movies called it a "lively thriller about a reporter who wages a vendetta against a treacherous Soho gangster. George Pastell, as the villain, and Anita West, as a moll, give competent performances."