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23 Paces to Baker Street1956

23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)





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Van Johnson portrays a blind American writer living in London. Blessed with an acute hearing sense, Johnson overhears a kidnapping plot but neither his friends nor the authorities believe him, chalking up his story as the product of a writer's imagination. Disgruntled, Johnson vows to scuttle the kidnapping himself -- with the assistant of his fiancée Vera Miles. Despite his handicap, Johnson puts the pieces together using sounds as evidence and guidance. Ultimately Johnson finds his life in danger when he corners the criminal in a dark alley. 23 Paces to Baker Street was one of several ''50s 20th Century-Fox films shot on location in London to take advantage of Fox's "frozen funds" -- money earned by the studio in England which by law could only be spent in that country.


Van Johnson
as Phillip Hannon
Vera Miles
as Jean Lennox
Cecil Parker
as Matthews
Patricia Laffan
as Miss MacDonald
Maurice Denham
as Grovening
Liam Redmond
as Mr. Murch/Joe
Isobel Elsom
as Lady Syrett
Martin Benson
as Pillings
Natalie Norwick
as Janet Murch
Queenie Leonard
as Miss Schuyler
Lucie Lancaster
as Miss Marston
Ashley Cowan
as Lift Operator
Leslie Sketchley
as English Cop
Ben Wright
as Hotel Porter
Reginald Sheffield
as Bespectacled Man
Phyllis Montifiere
as Mrs. De Mester
Arthur Gomez
as Mr. De Mester
Janice Kane
as Invalid Child
Robert Raglan
as Police Inspector
Howard Lang
as Doorman
Maggie McGrath
as Demonstrator
Walter Horsbrugh
as Shop Assistant
Fred Griffith
as Taxi Driver
Charles Stanley
as Photographer
Cameron A. Grant
as Pinball Player
Michael Trubshawe
as Shop Customer in Photograph (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for 23 Paces to Baker Street

All Critics (2)

...perhaps the closest Hathaway ever came to making a Hitchcock film.

December 28, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Nice mystery tale, with vivid London atmosphere, sympathetic characters.

September 30, 2014 | Full Review…

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