Panic – 1963 | 69 mins | Crime, Drama | B&W
A humdrum crime melodrama written and directed by John Gilling and Guido Coen.
A Swiss woman, Janine Heining (Janine Gray), works for a London diamond merchant and becomes inadvertently involved with her boyfriend, failed trumpeter Johnnie Cobb (Dyson Lovell), jewel heist which involves two of his fellow crooks entering the merchants whilst posing as German jewellers. The robbery goes awry when the owner, Jessop, makes a leap for the alarm and is shot dead, whilst the on-looking Janine is knocked unconscious.
Waking up with no amnesia, Janine wanders the night-time London streets until tasking refuge in a dingy flat, but goes on the run when the landlord, Lantern (Marne Maitland), tries to take advantage of her. Again she wanders the streets, and Janine’s fragmented memory guides her to Johnnie’s brother, Louis (Charles Houston), a small-time fence, but once again he is another not interested in her plight.
Johnnie frantically searching the city for her, but Janine finds a guardian angel in the form of semi-retired boxer Mike (Glyn Houston). Mike offers go back to the ring to earn the money to get him and Janine on a cruise ship out of the country. Johnnie finally tracks Mike and Janine own after the fight and begins to beat up the tired Houston, so Gray shoots her boy friend dead.
John Gilling: Director
Duncan Sutherland: Art Direction
Geoffrey Faithfull: Cinematography
Bill Lewthwaite: Film Editing
Don Banks: Original Music
Guido Coen: Producer
John Gilling: Script
Stephen Dalby: Sound
Sydney Wiles: Sound
Guido Coen: Story
Marne Maitland: Lantern
Philip Ray: Jessop
Charles Houston: Louis Cobb
Brian Weske: Ben
Stanley Meadows: Tom
Duncan Lamont: Inspector Saunders
Dyson Lovell: Johnnie Cobb
Glyn Houston: Mike
Janine Gray: Janine Heining