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My Brother's Keeper (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 16 August 1949 (USA)
War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred Roome

Writers:

Maurice Wiltshire (by), Frank Harvey (screenplay) (as Frank Harvey Jnr.)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Warner ... George Martin
Jane Hylton ... Nora Lawrence
George Cole ... Willie Stannard
Bill Owen ... Syd Evans
David Tomlinson ... Ronnie Waring
Yvonne Owen Yvonne Owen ... Meg Waring
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... Wainwright
Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Martin
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Mrs. Gully
Brenda Bruce ... Winnie Foreman
Susan Shaw ... Beryl
John Boxer John Boxer ... Bert Foreman
Fred Groves Fred Groves ... Landlord
Garry Marsh ... Brewster
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Harding (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
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Storyline

War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the police, and the press in hot pursuit, George has to find a way of breaking loose from Willie, and to make his escape. Written by Mike Wilson. <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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Plot Keywords:

escape | prison | train | police hunt | See All (4) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The scene where Jack Warner has a shave at the barbershop and there's a policeman present, is reminiscent of a similar scene from "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang." See more »

Goofs

When George Martin steals the battledress, he manages to put it on whilst still handcuffed to Willie Stannard. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: "All men are born brothers, and anything that hurts my brother hurts me. If my brother commits a crime, I am a criminal; if he sings, there is music in my heart. Before you have dealings with any man, ask yourself: 'Am I my brother's keeper?' The Answer is 'Yes'" (Henry Hassett Browne) See more »

Connections

Remade as The Defiant Ones (1958) See more »

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A man-hunt with a twist.
25 June 2001 | by MIKE-WILSON6See all my reviews

An interesting piece of casting, having Jack Warner playing the bad guy, but he is a good enough actor to pull it off. He plays a war hero George Martin, who with another convict, Willie Stannard, (George Cole) break loose from police custody, while handcuffed together. David Tomlinson as the young reporter, who is called in to work on the story. A film from another era, that is well worth watching.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Thame, Oxfordshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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