DOUBLE BILL: MARILYN / STOCK CAR
MARILYN – AKA ROAD HOUSE GIRL
Sandra Dorne plays Marilyn, the sexy young wife of ill-tempered garage owner Leslie Dwyer. Assuming that his wife is fooling around with mechanic Maxwell Reid, Dwyer begins punching Reid out. Defending himself, Reid accidentally kills his boss. Marilyn helps Reid cover up the crime and together the two strike out to find a new life. Several months later, the couple is running a just-getting-by roadhouse. Wealthy Ferdy Mayne agrees to lend the couple some money, figuring that Marilyn will offer her affections as repayment. But things take a sorry turn when Mayne begins to suspect that Reid has committed a murder.
The fast paced world of stock car racing provides the backdrop of this British adventure. The story centres on Katie Glebe as she attempts to save her fathers failing garage after he is killed during a race. She ends up assisted by an American driver, Larry Duke. Unfortunately, creditor Turk McNeil is determined to take the garage to repay a debt. Real trouble ensues when Turks lover Gina becomes interested in Larry.
Directed By Wolf Rilla
Year Of Production 1953 / 1955 (B&W)
Running Time 67 / 65 mins
Cast MARILYN – Maxwell Reed, Sandra Dorne, Leslie Dwyer, Vida Hope, Ferdy Mayne, Hugh Pryse, Kenneth Connor, Ben Williams, Gerald Rex, Hugh Munro
STOCKCAR – Paul Carpenter, Rona Anderson, Susan Shaw, Harry Fowler, Robert Rietty, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Sabrina, Alma Taylor, Lorric Desmond
Medical thriller about a police inspectors frantic search for a donor with a rare blood type willing to save a young girls life. The hospital’s chief surgeon Dr. Carter (Anthony Steel), aided by Scotland Yard’s Inspector Lane (Jack Warner), launch a nationwide hunt to save the leukaemia sufferer’s life.
Directed By Lewis Gilbert
Distributed By Butchers Film
Year Of Production 1952 (B&W)
Running Time 87 mins
Territories / Rights Available All Media – Worldwide
Cast Jack Warner, Anthony Steel, Sid James, Thora Hird, Joy Shelton, Earl Cameron, John Robinson, Eric Pohimann, Sydney Tafler, Geoffrey Hibbert, Henry Hewitt, Vida Hope, Avis Scott, Freddie Mills, Peggy Bryan