Final Appointment – 1954 | 61 mins | Thriller, Comedy | B&W
Capable comedy thriller directed by Terence Fisher, soon to direct several of the best Hammer horror films. A weak sequel entitled Stolen Assignment (1955) continued the adventures of Mike Billings and Jenny Drew.
Mike Billings (John Bentley), a tabloid reporter on the Sunday Star and his wisecracking journalist girlfriend (Eleanor Summerfield) are catapulted into a web of fear and intrigue when they unravel the clues to a series of murders while investigating anonymous threats against a retired Army officer. They soon discover that the clues are linked to a wartime court-martial, and certain events have occurred on the same day, July 10th, for three successive years. They suspect that the killer was a victim of an injustice at the court-martial, and is now wreaking revenge on those who sentenced him.
John Bentley: Mike Billings
Eleanor Summerfield: Jenny Drew
Hubert Gregg: Hartnell
Jean Lodge: Laura Robens
Sam Kydd: Vickery
Meredith Edwards: Tom Martin
Liam Redmond: Inspector Corcoran