Release dateMarch 1959 Based onstory A Toy for Jiffy (Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine, 1956) by Roy Vickers Initial releaseMarch 1959 (United Kingdom) CastLyndon Brook (Douglas Baines), Jane Hylton (Daisy Hacker), Jill Browne (Janet Greenway), John Paul (Sgt. Ranson), Rupert Davies (Bert Glennon), Moira Redmond (Kate Glennon) Similar moviesThe Price of Silence (1959), Pacific Destiny (1956), The Woman for Joe (1955), The Man Who Wouldnt Talk (1958), Child in the House (1956)
Violent Moment is a 1959 British drama film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Lyndon Brook, Jane Hylton and Jill Browne. It was made as a B film for release on the lower-half of a double bill. It was the film editor Hayers' first film as director. It also marked the debut of Moira Redmond. It was released in the United States as Rebound.
The film is based on a story by Roy Vickers, from his 'Department of Dead Ends' series, originally published from 1934. These stories were ‘inverted’ mysteries: the reader knows the identity of the criminal, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case and featured detectives dusting off cold cases. As with many of the criminals in Vickers’ stories, the protagonist Doug, is sympathetically depicted.
A deserter from the British Army kills his wife during a fight. Although he becomes a successful businessman, his past eventually catches up with him.
Lyndon Brook as Douglas Baines
Jane Hylton as Daisy Hacker
Jill Browne as Janet Greenway
John Paul as Sgt. Ranson
Rupert Davies as Bert Glennon
Moira Redmond as Kate Glennon
Bruce Seton as Inspector Davis
Martin Miller as Hendricks
Gerald Anderson as Police Superintendent
Martin Boddey as Nightwatchman
John Boxer as Det. Sgt. Jarman
Frederick Piper as Jenkins
Noirish wrote, "although the cheapness of the production is very evident and the aspirations are modest, this is by no means a negligible movie."