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The Intruder (1953)

Ex regimental commander Colonel Merton catches one of his former NCOs burgling his house and investigates to find the reason behind this desperate act.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Robin Maugham (novel), Robin Maugham (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ripper ... Mechanic
Jack Hawkins ... Wolf Merton
Hugh Williams ... Tim
Michael Medwin ... Ginger Edwards
George Cole ... John Summers
Dennis Price ... Leonard Pirry
Duncan Lamont ... Don Cope
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Bertram Slake
Marc Sheldon Marc Sheldon ... Wounded Officer
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... War Office Clerk
George Baker ... Adjutant
Nicholas Phipps ... Regular Officer
Peter Martyn Peter Martyn ... Sentry
Robert Adair Robert Adair ... Luigi
Elizabeth Digby-Smith Elizabeth Digby-Smith ... Telephone Operator
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Storyline

When Ex Colonel Merton discovers a burglar ransacking his home, he is shocked to find out that the thief is a former trooper from his tank regiment. When the thief escapes, Merton tries to contact former members of the regiment, in order to find out what set the thief on the road to crime. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Based on the novel Line on Ginger by Robin Maugham.

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Intruder See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First cinema feature of George Baker. See more »

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Wolf Merton: I want the money that was in that desk. I'd also like to know what's turned a good soldier into a thief!
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Quality British picture with strong performances
24 February 2002 | by peterjamesyatesSee all my reviews

Underrated film, starring Jack Hawkins - long one of my favourite actors. There are some great scenes, not least that at the farm when the Merton character appears with a container of water for his car, immediately defusing an awkward situation with his friend being interrogated by two detectives. Watch out for character actor Edward Chapman, in a nasty role as an abusing stepfather.


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