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The Long Arm


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The feature film starring Jack Hawkins, John Stratton

When Det Supt Tom Halliday investigates a robbery, he soon realises that the crime resembles a series of robberies committed over the last two years. In each case the rifled safe was of a particular make... Halliday and his new assistant have the task of solving the mystery.
Screenplay by Janet Green and Robert Barr, from the latter's story
Films: page 14


Screenplay: Janet Green
Screenplay/From a story by: Robert Barr
Producer: Michael Balcon
Director: Charles Frend
Det Supt Tom Halliday: Jack Hawkins
Det Sgt Ward: John Stratton
Mary Halliday: Dorothy Alison
Tony Halliday: Michael Brooke
Chief Superintendent Malcolm: Geoffrey Keen
Stone: Sydney Tafler
Creasey: Peter Burton
Mr Thomas: Meredith Edwards
Mrs Elliot: Ursula Howells
Colonel Blenkinsop: Ralph Truman
Slob: George Rose
Gilson: Richard Leech

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