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Wide Boy 1952 123movies

Wide Boy 1952 123movies

Her lust for men stopped at nothing...even MURDER!Apr. 01, 195267 Min.
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Watch: Wide Boy 1952 123movies, Full Movie Online – The title, in British police parlance of the day, defines a petty crook whose criminal activities are minor and legal-borderline, but the title character in this film appears to stretch the definition. Benny steals a purse from Melissa Stribling and discovers a compromising letter in it from her boyfriend Colin Tapley, who is a wealthy surgeon and married. Benny starts a blackmail campaign that leads to murder. Susan Shaw is along as Benny’s girlfriend, Molly..
Plot: Picking a pocket leads to blackmail and murder for a petty criminal in London.
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Much in little
This is a good example of how to do a lot with relatively little, in this story of a London spiv who makes a bid for the big time and ends up getting in over his head. There are inevitable echoes with “Night and the City”, but this low-budget Merton Park Studios production is on a much smaller scale and rarely aims beyond its reach.

There is some fine acting by Sydney Tafler as the oleaginous Benny, and by Susan Shaw and Melissa Stribling as the central female characters, Molly and Caroline, who finally come face to face by coincidence in a meeting that gives Caroline her chance. Ronald Howard is billed rather more prominently than I felt his part actually justified; nominally the chief detective, he has in fact very little to do.

There are limited interior sets, but some clever and effective shots (was that cat specifically staged, or did it just wander up to actor Colin Tapley at an appropriate moment?) within the resources available. Tension is genuine during many of the scenes, and although the protagonist behaves badly more or less from start to finish we end up feeling for him as he is trapped and apparently betrayed.

As with tonight’s double-bill companion “To the Public Danger”, however, the film suffers in its final moments from what appears to be a desire to insert an explicit public-information moral into the dialogue in case the audience had failed to get it from the story alone: unfortunately it’s not made terribly clear just why Benny buys the gun in the first place. (Moral support, presumably?)

Review By: Igenlode Wordsmith
A solid bad boy vs the coppers 1950s effort.
A typical 1950s crime film with a mixture of very posh folk and common people. This type of 1950s film always has a moral to end with, it usually being that crime does not pay, no sailing off into the sunset with a dolly bird in a yacht bought with ill gotten gains for a baddie in the 1950s. The initial £200 blackmail money is about £7,000 in 2022. Sydney is often a supporting actor so nice to see him in the lead for a change and he does a very good job, Sid is the go to man for those looking to cast a less menacing character than than that often played by Stanley Baker. Very well worth a watch.
Review By: plan99

Other Information:

Original Title Wide Boy
Release Date 1952-04-01
Release Year 1952

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 7 min (67 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated N/A
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Ken Hughes
Writer Rex Rienits
Actors Sydney Tafler, Susan Shaw, Melissa Stribling
Country United Kingdom
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 1,843.45 m (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Wide Boy 1952 123movies
Original title Wide Boy
TMDb Rating 6.2 2 votes

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