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Director  Val Guest
Music director  Stanley Black
Duration  
Language  English
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Story by  Leonard Mosley
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  October 1955 (UK)
Based on  novel by Leonard Mosley
Writer  Val Guest, Leonard Mosley (novel), Val Valentine
Cast  Terence Morgan (Inspector Ralph Brown), Yolande Donlan (Jill Wilson), Anthony Oliver (Inspector Newcombe), André Morell (Robert Isaac Pitt), Reginald Beckwith (Harold)
Similar movies  The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Ipcress File, Mission: Impossible, Billion Dollar Brain, Funeral in Berlin, 21 Jump Street
Tagline  A thrill-a-minute story behind today's atomic headlines!

They Can't Hang Me is a 1955 British drama film directed by Val Guest and starring Terence Morgan, Yolande Donlan and Anthony Oliver. It was based on a novel by Leonard Mosley.

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Plot

A senior civil servant, Pitt (Morell) has been convicted of a murder and sentenced to death. Days before his execution, Pitt reveals that he has been passing on top secret information to an agent of a foreign power and offers to reveal the identity of his handler in exchange for a reprieve. With only five days before Pitt's execution, debonair Special Branch Inspector Ralph Brown (Morgan) takes on the task of identifying the spy before he flees the country.

The starring role of Brown was an unusual part for Morgan, who was better known in British film for playing villains and criminals.

Cast

  • Terence Morgan - Inspector Ralph Brown
  • Yolande Donlan - Jill Wilson
  • Anthony Oliver - Inspector Newcombe
  • André Morell - Robert Isaac Pitt
  • Reginald Beckwith - Harold
  • Ursula Howells - Antonia Pitt
  • Guido Lorraine - Pietr Revski
  • Basil Dignam - Wing Commander Riddle
  • John Horsley - Assistant Commissioner
  • Mark Dignam - Prison Governor
  • Raymond Rollett - Sir Robert Rosper
  • Fred Johnson - Professor Robinson-Heston
  • Arnold Marlé - Professor Karl Kopek
  • Barry Lowe - Private Eric Colter
  • Richard Cuthbert - Judge
  • Diana Lambert - Young Woman
  • Critical reception

    Radio Times called the film "a minor Cold War thriller", adding, "(Val) Guest puts a neat (if downbeat) spin on events," and concluding, "the back-up cast is as solid as a rock, with Guest's wife Yolande Donlan putting in an effective appearance" ; while TV Guide described it as "slightly more interesting than the normal run of British spy films, thanks to an unusually intelligent script."

    References

    They Can't Hang Me Wikipedia
    They Cant Hang Me IMDb They Cant Hang Me themoviedb.org


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