GenreCrime, Drama CinematographyErnest Steward WriterLynette Perry LanguageEnglish
Release date27 May 1957 CastBelinda Lee (Molly Wilson), Ronald Lewis (Gerry Carter), Michael Brooke (Freddie Haywood), David McCallum (Mike Wilson) Similar moviesBang Bang, El robobo de la jojoya, Happy New Year, Deep Rising, Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie, The Asphalt Jungle
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The Secret Place is a 1957 British crime film, and the directorial debut of Clive Donner. It stars Belinda Lee, Ronald Lewis, and a young David McCallum in a supporting role.
Crime heist melodrama set in the bombed out East End of London. A diamond robbery is masterminded by small-time crooks, and an adolescent boy finds himself unwittingly caught up in events, after discovering they've hidden the loot in his home.
In East London, young Freddie Hatwood has a crush on kiosk attendant Molly Wilson, who is engaged to Gerry Garter. Gerry is part of a criminal gang who had a hide out at car dealership; Molly's brother Mike works there.
Gerry, Mike and their friend Steve are planning a diamond robbery. They need a policeman's uniform. Molly asks Freddie to borrow the uniform of his policeman father.
The robber goes ahead. Gerry hides the diamonds inside Molly's record player. Not knowing this, Molly gives the player to Freddie as a thank you gift. Freddie discovers the diamonds and the gang go after him.
Belinda Lee as Molly Wilson
Ronald Lewis as Gerry Carter
Michael Brooke as Freddie Haywood
Michael Gwynn as Steve Warring
Geoffrey Keen as Mr. Haywood
David McCallum as Mike Wilson
Maureen Pryor as Mrs. Haywood
George Selway as Paddy
George A. Cooper as Harry
Filming took place at Pinewood Studios in November 1956. It was Donner's first feature as director.
The British Film Institute praised the "the remarkable debut screenplay by Linette Perry, which manages to intertwine the generic conventions of the heist thriller with a simple, but poetic, moral drama. In Perry's world the secret places stretch beyond the physical - the record player, gang hideouts and derelict buildings - into the hearts of the young protagonists. Faced with opportunity and misguided by love, the characters are all confronted with their own buried selfishness."