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Fear is the Key


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Thriller based on the novel by Alistair MacLean , author of Where
Eagles Dare and The Guns of Navarone, starring Barry Newman Suzy Kendall
Why should John Talbot , an apparently rational man, walk into a small Louisiana town and get himself arrested? His violent escape from the courtroom with a woman hostage begins a dramatic chase across country with the authorities in hot pursuit. Barry Newman shot to television fame in the 70s playing lawyer Petrocelli.
Watch out for Ben Kingsley in his debut film appearance, and the late Ray McAnally , famed for his roles in The Mission and My Left Foot.
Director Michael Tuchner
● FILMS: pages 43.48
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 (Postponed from 16 August)


Novel By: Alistair MacLean
Unknown: Barry Newman
Unknown: Suzy Kendall
Unknown: John Talbot
Unknown: Barry Newman
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Ray McAnally
Director: Michael Tuchner
John Talbot: Barry Newman
Sarah Ruthven: Suzy Kendall
Vyland: John Vernon
Jablonski: Dolph Sweet
Royale: Ben Kingsley
Ruthven: Ray McAnally
Larry: Peter Marinker
Judge Mollison: Elliot Sullivan
Deputy: Roland Brand
FBI agent: Tony Anholt

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