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The Intruder (1953)





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Jack Hawkins plays a former British army officer who is surprised in his home one evening by a burglar. His surprise is compounded when the intruder turns out to be one of the men from his World War II army unit. With the straight-arrow diligence of a wartime commander, Hawkins delves into the unfortunate burglar's past, trying to discover why so promising a soldier hit the skids. The film is not so much a mystery but a genteel expose of the socioeconomic problems facing discharged servicemen in postwar England. The Intruder was adapted by Robin Maugham (son of Somerset Maugham) from his own novel Line on Ginger.


Jack Hawkins
as Wolf Merton
Michael Medwin
as Ginger Edwards
George Cole
as John Summers
Dennis Price
as Leonard Perry
Duncan Lamont
as Donald Cope
Arthur Howard
as Bertram Slake
George Baker
as Adjutant
Nicholas Phipps
as Capt. Fetherstonhaugh
Sydney Linton
as Tank Driver
Richard Wattis
as School Master
Dora Bryan
as Dora Bee
Gene Anderson
as June Maple
David Horne
as General
Patrick Barr
as Inspector Williams
Edward Chapman
as Walter Lowden
Bette Vivian
as Mrs. Cope
Frances Gowens
as Jennifer Cope
Eric Berry
as 1st Detective
Bruce Beeby
as 2nd Detective
Campbell Singer
as War Office Clerk
Charles Lamb
as Glazier
Elizabeth Digby-Smith
as Telephone Operator
Rowena Gregory
as Receptionist
Norman Hargood
as Photographer
Graham Tunbridge
as Plainclothes Policeman
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To turn to more cheerful things I am overjoyed to say that The Intruder, based on a novel by Robin Maugham, is an extremely good British picture, acted extremely well by a uniformly talented cast and admirably directed by Guy Hamilton.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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