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23 May 2002

Larry Parks, the actor who became famous when chosen to star in The Jolson Story, then fell foul of America's communist `witchhunters', had his first film role in four years (he still couldn't get work in America) at the head of the cast of this thoroughly routine British `B' thriller about a reporter who becomes the prey of those running a counterfeit currency racket. Familiar situations and backdrops give a competent cast - Constance Smith, Lisa Daniely, Cyril Chamberlain, Thora Hird, Joan Heal, Doris Hare, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Alexander Gauge - little chance to elevate their material above the ordinary. Director John Gilling, who also co-scripted, ensures the thriller is competent in all departments if no more.