W: Graham Greene & Terence
Rattigan [based on the novel by Graham Greene]
DP: Harry Waxman
Ed: Frank McNally
Mus: Hans May
Richard Attenborough (Pinkie Brown), Hermione
Baddeley (Ida Arnold), William Hartnell (Dallow), Carol Marsh (Rose Brown), Nigel Stock (Cubitt), Wylie Watson (Spicer), Harcourt Williams (Prewitt)
Vintage British cinema featuring a fiendishly good
performance from Richard Attenborough as teenage gangster Pinkie Brown, the leader of a notorious racetrack mob & a villain right up on the list with Hannibal Lecter, Anton Chigurh,
Patrick Bateman & Death.
Pinkie is a cold soul who cynically romances a waitress
and married her so he can use her as an alibi to cover up one of his murders before disposing of her.
It may not hold as much weight now as it did in the
forties but the final scene is eternally haunting.