Renown Crime Collection Volume 6 (DVD)
A wonderful collection of crime capers from the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Starring James Mason, Christopher Lee, Dermot Walsh et al
The box set includes
WHO KILLED THE CAT
This 1966 British crime thriller is a forgotten gem directed by MontgomeryTully, based on a play by Arnold Ridley.
A scheming widow persecutes three old ladies, even poisoning a pet cat – but fate takes its revenge on her ...
Starring Mary Merrall, Ellen Pollock.Amy Dalby, Mervyn Johns,Vanda Godsell, Conrad Phillips, Natasha Pyne, Ronald Adam Philip Brack, Inigo Jackson, Joan Sanderson, Gregory Phillips.
I MET A MURDERER
British thriller released in 1939, directed by Roy Kellino.
A man murders his oppressive wife and flees from the police.
Starring James Mason and his first wife Pamela Mason, with Sylvia Coleridge, William Devlin, Peter Coke, and Sheppy as The Dog.
A 1934 crime drama directed by Norman Walker.
Two insurance detectives work with the police to identify and bring down a crime kingpin.
Starring Malcolm Keen.Jack Raine. Joyce Kennedy and Henry B. Longhurst.
KILL HER GENTLY
A 1957 Hitchcockian British thriller, directed by Charles Saunders.
Two convicts who have just escaped from prison are picked up by a motorist. He recognises the men from descriptions heard on the radio, but instead of turning them over to the police, he decides to hire them to murder his wife.
Starring Griffith Jones, Maureen Connell, Marc Lawrence, George Mikell and Elaine Wells.
A 1964 crime drama, directed by Jim O'Connolly.
An insurance investigator travels to Brighton to assess the apparent death of a businessman, after his burning car was seen crashing over a cliff into the sea.
Starring Peter Vaughan, John Carson .Y vonne Romain, Gerald Flood and Damaris Hayman.
A 1955 crime drama, directed by Derek Twist.
When his colleague is shot dead by a burglar, PC Frank Mason vows to serve justice. He is placed in charge of a stray Alsatian dog now being used for police work. Meanwhile his partner's killer decides to break into a safe. Will Turner and his dog find the man and bring him to justice?
Starring Joan Rice, Tim Turner, Sandra Dorne, Ian Fleming, Rex 111, (as The Dog), and Christopher Lee.
ONE MAN, ONE DOG
Filmed in 1971 at Scotland Yard.
An insightful film on police dogs and their handlers revealing the state of crime in London and the surrounding areas in the 1970s.
THE 20 QUESTIONS MURDER MYSTERY AKA Murder on the Air)
1950 crime film directed by Paul L. Stein.
A murderer sends a question in to the BBC Twenty Questions programme prior to committing a crime. The panellists have four clues to solve which are read out on air and heard by two reporters.
Starring Robert Beatty, Rona Anderson, Clifford Evans, Edward Lexy, Olga Lindo, Frederick Leister, Harold Scott, Wally Patch, Meadows and Jack Train, all regular panellists on the programme, played themselves.
A 1963 British crime thriller, written and directed by Jim O'Connolly.
A lorry driver meets a young girl at a cafe and offers her a lift. His truck which is carrying valuable whisky is later hi-jacked.An action-packed plot line, with good location photography and interesting interiors from the period.
Starring Anthony Booth, Terry McKinley, Jacqueline Ellis, Derek Francis, Patrick Cargill, Glynn Edwards, David Gregory, Harold Goodwin, Tony Wager, Arthur English, Michael Beint, Tommy Eytle, Romo Gorrara, Ronald Hines, Douglas Livingstone and Marianne Stone.
BOND OF FEAR
A British 1956 crime drama directed by Henry Cass and filmed at Nettlefold Studios.
A man and his family on a caravan holiday in France are taken hostage by an escaped convict.
Starring Dermot Walsh, Jane Barrett, John Colicos, Marilyn Baker, Anthony Pavey, Alan MacNaughtan, Jameson Clark, John Horsley, Marianne Stone, Arnold Bell, Avril Angers, Bill Shine, Peter Swanwick, Hal Osmond and Alan Robinson.