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Cloudburst (1951)

Director: Francis Searle

Writers: Francis Searle; Leo Marks

From a play: Cloudburst by Leo Marks

Music by: Frank Spencer

Producer: Alexander Paal

Keywords: Thriller, Cryptography, Revenge

A former Canadian WWII resistance commando working as a codebreaker in postwar England sees his expectant wife killed at night by a hit-and-run driver; he enlists his unwitting comrades to assist tracking down the driver and his companion, and exacts grim revenge. Overlooked British noir based on a play by Leo Marks, who worked as a cryptographer during the war.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stanley Baker
8-Feb-1927 28-Jun-1976 Knights of the Round Table
Robert Brown
23-Jul-1921 11-Nov-2003 Licence to Kill
Robert Preston
8-Jun-1918 21-Mar-1987 The Music Man


Robert Preston   ...   John
Elizabeth Sellars   ...   Carol
Colin Tapley   ...   Insp. Davis
Sheila Burrell   ...   Lorna
Harold Lang   ...   Mickie
Thomas Heathcote   ...   Jackie
Marie Germaine   ...   Peggy
Edward Lexy   ...   Cardew
Edith Sharpe   ...   Mrs. Reece
George Woodbridge   ...   Sgt. Ritchie
Lyn Evans   ...   Chuck Peters
Daphne Anderson   ...   Kate
Noel Howlett   ...   Supervisor
James Mills   ...   Thompson
Robert Brown   ...   Carter
Charles Saynor   ...   Constable
Gerald Case   ...   Doctor
Fredric Steger   ...   Porter
Stanley Baker   ...   Milkman
Martin Boddey   ...   Desk Sergeant


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