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Shoot First (1953)





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In this spy drama, an American colonel is assigned to a base in Britain and ends up helping British Secret Service agents stop an enemy agent from being smuggled into the country. To do this the colonel and one of the spies pretend to be the enemy contact. Trouble ensues when different agents accuse the colonel of murder. A thrilling chase through a wax museum provides the story's exciting climax.


Joel McCrea
as Col. Bob Taine
Herbert Lom
as Peter Sandorski
Evelyn Keyes
as Cecily Paine
Frank Lawton
as Richard Hassingham
Patricia Laffan
as Magda Hassingham
Cyril Raymond
as Cartwright
Megs Jenkins
as Mrs. Powell
Jack McNaughton
as Inspector Matthews
Arnold Bell
as Sgt. Baines
Ellis Irving
as P.C. Wharton
Clement McCallin
as Inspector Sullivan
Joan Hickson
as Station Announcer
Powys Thomas
as Ambulance Driver
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Minor drama with a good cast and many plot holes. Involving but illogical. That's the future Miss Marple, Joan Hickson, in a tiny role as a train announcer.

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