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Where Has Poor Mickey Gone? (1964)

Things go terribly wrong for four youths, ejected from a London nightclub for rowdiness, after they decide to break into a Magic shop, where they tie up and terrorize the owner. They find ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerry Levy

Writers:

Gerry Levy (original story) (as Peter Marcus), Gerry Levy (screenplay) (as Peter Marcus)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Mitchell ... Emilio
John Malcolm John Malcolm ... Mick
Ray Armstrong Ray Armstrong ... Ginger (as Raymond Armstrong)
John Challis ... Tim
Christopher Robbie Christopher Robbie ... Kip
Karol Hagar Karol Hagar ... The Girl
Joseph Cook Joseph Cook ... The Boy
Vincent Shaw Vincent Shaw ... First Bouncer
Tommy Eytle Tommy Eytle ... Second Bouncer
Philip Newman Philip Newman ... First Detective
Kenneth Laird Kenneth Laird ... Second Detective
Sheila Barker Sheila Barker
Jane Probyn Jane Probyn
Douglas Thorne Douglas Thorne
Patricia Quinn
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Things go terribly wrong for four youths, ejected from a London nightclub for rowdiness, after they decide to break into a Magic shop, where they tie up and terrorize the owner. They find to their cost that he deals in more than illusions... Written by hutch48

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Drama | Fantasy

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Closing credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity between persons alive or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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The film's title, all the cast, crew, additional credits and information appear in the closing credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Where Has Poor Mickey Gone..?
Title song written, composed and sung by Ottilie Patterson
accompanied by Chris Barber, bass;
Eddie Smith, banjo,
Graham Burbridge, drums,
Sonny Boy Williamson, harmonica.
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Forgotten thriller with a creepy twist
8 May 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

WHERE HAS POOR MICKEY GONE? is an obscure little potboiler, obviously made on a very tight budget and set in just one location for the most part. It's notable for featuring a couple of TV favourites in the years before they came to fame, plus managing the tricky task of juggling both the thriller and horror genres. The story is about a group of juvenile delinquents - shades of THE BOYS - who go around town committing crime everywhere they go. They end up in a magician's shop, where they tie the magician to a chair before brutalising and tormenting him. However, there's a twist in store.

if I'm honest, WHERE HAS POOR MICKEY GONE? feels a bit dragged out at feature length. The plot reminded me a little of the Curd Jurgens segment from the Amicus anthology VAULT OF HORROR. It's very tame - U certificate, in fact - by modern standards, and quite slow and talky. Occasionally there are missteps, such as a screeching bit on the soundtrack that seems to go on forever. However, appearances from an on-form Warren Mitchell (TILL DEATH US DO PART) and a youthful John Challis (Boycie in ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES) make it watchable, and the twist ending still sends a few chills down the spine even today.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1964 (UK) See more »

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Ledeck Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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