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The Fake (1953)

Director: Godfrey Grayson

Writers: James Daplyn; Patrick Kirwan

Music Arranged and Conducted by: Matyas Seiber

Producer: Steven Pallos

Keywords: Mystery, Art Theft, Art Forgery

American freelance insurance investigator Paul Mitchell monitors security at the Tate Gallery in London during the exhibition of a Da Vinci's Madonna and Child, also trying to solve the recent thefts of two other works by the same artist. Watchable Anglo-American mystery; O'Keefe plays Mitchell much too brashly, lending an aura of unbelievability.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Coleen Gray
23-Oct-1922 3-Aug-2015 Nightmare Alley
John Laurie
25-Mar-1897 23-Jun-1980 Pvt. James Frazer on Dad's Army
Dennis O'Keefe
29-Mar-1908 31-Aug-1968 Brewster's Millions
Leslie Phillips
20-Apr-1924   Not Now Darling
Billie Whitelaw
6-Jun-1932 21-Dec-2014 The Krays
Hugh Williams
6-Mar-1904 7-Dec-1969 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing


Dennis O'Keefe   ...   Paul Mitchell
Coleen Gray   ...   Mary Mason
Hugh Williams   ...   Sir Richard Aldingham
Guy Middleton   ...   Smith
John Laurie   ...   Henry Mason
Gerald Case   ...   Peter Randall
Seymour Green   ...   Weston
Eliot Makeham   ...   George
Stanley Van Beers   ...   Cartwright
Ellen Pollock   ...   Miss Fossett
Dora Bryan   ...   Barmaid
Arnold Bell   ...   Police Inspector
Philip Ray   ...   Bearded Tramp
Morris Sweden   ...   Pettigrew
Michael Ward   ...   Art Salesman
Clifford Buckton   ...   Lodging House Keeper
Leslie Phillips   ...   Boy Student
Marianne Noelle   ...   Girl Student
Billie Whitelaw   ...   Waitress
John Wadham   ...   Thug


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