December 4, 2016

The Shakedown (1959)


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The first ever release of this classic British title on DVD.

Terence Morgan stars in this 1959 British production. Directed and co written by John Lemont which was distributed by Rank.

Morgan plays “Augie” a crook just released from prison and intent on getting his rackets back from “Gollar” (Harry H Corbett). Augie sets up, down and out photographer (Donald Pleasence) in a studio with blackmail in mind.

Well shot, this gritty crime flic is a must for crime buffs with a good supporting cast, Bill Owen, Robert Beatty and Hazel Court, whose first role in 1944 was a tipsy champagne drinker and her last role, in 1981 was a champagne drinker!



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