Cosh Boy (The Slasher) (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cosh Boy (The Slasher) (1953)

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The British Cosh Boy was unsubtly but appropriately retitled The Slasher in the U.S. James Kenney plays Roy Walsh, one of the most thoroughly unpleasant characters ever to appear on screen. When he's not busy beating and robbing the aged and infirm, Roy enjoys slapping around his lady friends. And then one day, he goes too far. Based on a stage play by Bruce Walker, in which James Kenney also starred, Cosh Boy makes few concessions to taste and propriety; as a result, it was in for quite a going over when released stateside. Among the women abused by the "hero" in the course of the film is Joan Collins in one of her first important roles. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

James Kenney
as Roy Walsh
Joan Collins
as Rene Collins
Betty Ann Davies
as Elsie Walsh
Hermione Baddeley
as Mrs. Collins
Ian Whittaker
as Alfie Collins
Edward Evans
as Sgt. Woods
Laurence Naismith
as Inspector Donaldson
Robert Ayres
as Bob Stevens
Walter Hudd
as Magistrate
Sidney James
as Sergeant
Frederick Piper
as Mr. Easter
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This adaptation of Bruce Walker's play Master Crook can justly be accused of sensationalism. The characters are all stereotypes and in no way arouse the warmth of pity or indignation.

January 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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