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Smoky Cell


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A play by Edgar Wallace.
The cast includes: Percy Parsons, John Lothar, Peter Madden, Edmund Dalby, Bryan Herbert, Laurence Shiel, Alan Keith, Richard Cuthbert, George Pughe, Richard Newton, Frank Foster, Barry Phelps, Michael Nono, Sam Payne, Sydney Keith, Haydn Talbot, Lionel Dymoke, Harry Douglas, Pat McKay, Richard Tanyane, Michael Balfour, Hendrik Baker.
(to 16.30)


Writer: Edgar Wallace
Production: Michael Barry
O'Regan: Percy Parsons
Perryfeld: John Lothar
Ben Guinney: John Lothar
Spellman: Peter Madden
Geissel: Edmund Dalby
Reill: Bryan Herbert
Connor: Laurence Shiel
Lavine: Alan Keith
'Dummy': Richard Cuthbert
Peterson: George Pughe
Steinberg: Richard Newton
Prison Chief: Frank Foster
Chauffeur: Barry Phelps
Guard 1: Michael Nono
Guard 2: Sam Payne
Radio Announcer: Sydney Keith
Newspaperman: Haydn Talbot
Doctor: Lionel Dymoke
Executioner: Harry Douglas
Gangster: Pat McKay
Gangster: Richard Tanyane
Gangster: Michael Balfour
[Actor]: Hendrik Baker

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