Sneha Girap (Editor)

The Fake (1953 film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
6.2
/
10
1
Votes
Alchetron
6.2
1 Ratings
100
90
80
70
61
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Godfrey Grayson
Music director  Matyas Seiber
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Producer  Steven Pallos
Language  English
The Fake (1953 film) movie poster
Writer  Bridget Boland, Patrick Kirwan
Release date  25 November 1953
Cast  Dennis O'Keefe (Paul Mitchell), Coleen Gray (Mary Mason), Hugh Williams (Sir Richard Aldingham), Guy Middleton (Smith), John Laurie (Henry Mason), Gerald Case (Randall)
Similar movies  Impact, Snake Island, The Final Alliance, Tokolosh, The Third Man, Rhino

The Fake is a 1953 British crime film directed by Godfrey Grayson and starring Dennis O'Keefe, Coleen Gray and Hugh Williams. Its plot concerns an American detective who tries to solve the theft of a priceless painting from the Tate Gallery in London.

Contents

The Fake (1953 film) movie scenes

Plot

The Fake (1953 film) Lauras Miscellaneous Musings Tonights Movie The Fake 1953

When Leonardo da Vinci's "Madonna and Child" arrives at London's Tate Gallery for a special exhibition, American Paul Mitchell (Dennis O'Keefe) is assigned to guard it. However, on examination, Paul realizes the painting has been replaced with a fake. Joining forces with Tate employee Mary Mason (Coleen Gray), Paul attempts to find the original and collect the museum's $50,000 reward for its recovery.

Cast

The Fake (1953 film) Lauras Miscellaneous Musings Tonights Movie The Fake 1953
  • Dennis O'Keefe - Paul Mitchell
  • Coleen Gray - Mary Mason
  • Hugh Williams - Sir Richard Aldingham
  • Guy Middleton - Smith
  • John Laurie - Henry Mason
  • Eliot Makeham - Pavement Artist
  • Gerald Case - Peter Randall
  • Seymour Green - Weston
  • Stanley Van Beers - Cartwright
  • Dora Bryan - Barmaid
  • Ellen Pollock - Miss Fossett
  • Philip Ray - Bearded Tramp
  • Morris Sweden - Pettigrew
  • Michael Ward - Art Salesman
  • Arnold Bell - Police Inspector
  • Clifford Buckton - Lodging House Keeper
  • Marianne Noelle - Girl Student
  • Leslie Phillips - Boy Student
  • Billie Whitelaw - Waitress
  • Tom Clegg - 1st Thug
  • Guy Deghy - Stranger
  • John Wadham - Thug
  • Frank Atkinson - Tate Gallery Attendant
  • Johnnie Schofield - Tate Gallery Attendant
  • Leonard Sharp - Tate Gallery Attendants
  • Critical reception

    Leonard Maltin called the film an "OK crime drama," rating it two out of four stars, while The Hollywood Reporter found it "fairly diverting."

    References

    The Fake (1953 film) Wikipedia
    The Fake (1953 film) IMDb The Fake (1953 film) themoviedb.org


    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L