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Dancing with Crime (1947)

A London cab driver gets mixed up with a criminal gang and sets out to expose the group and its leader for what they are.

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Peter Fraser (original story), Brock Williams (screen play)
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Cast overview:
Richard Attenborough ... Ted Peters
Barry K. Barnes Barry K. Barnes ... Paul Baker
Sheila Sim ... Joy Goodall
Garry Marsh ... Det. Sgt. Murray
John Warwick John Warwick ... Inspector Carter
Judy Kelly ... Toni Masters
Barry Jones ... Gregory
Bill Owen ... Dave Robinson (as Bill Rowbotham)
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Sniffy
Peter Croft Peter Croft ... Johnny
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At the end of World War II, demobilized soldiers Ted Peters and Dave Robinson return home to Britain where Ted becomes a taxi driver and Dave gets involved with the mob. Enjoying his lifestyle and the easy money, Dave offers to recruit his pal Ted who works hard for his money. Ted refuses and Dave gets in a spat with his mob boss over money. When mob henchman Paul Baker shoots Dave, he runs and takes cover in Ted's taxi while Ted is having lunch. Eventually, Ted discovers his pal's lifeless body inside the cab. Scotland Yard starts an investigation, considering Dave's underworld affiliations. Mob boss Gregory believes that somehow taxi driver Ted knows the circumstances of his friend Dave's violent death, therefore Gregory decides to have Ted eliminated. For his part, Ted decides to investigate, on his own, the suspicious death of his friend Dave. Written by nufs68

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Caught in the menacing net of London's underworld ! See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailando com o Crime See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Richard Attenborough (Ted Peters) and Sheila Sim (Joy Goodall) were married in real life. See more »

Soundtracks

Bow Bells are London Bells
Lyric of the Song by Harold Purcell
Music by Benjamin Frankel (as Ben Bernard) (uncredited)
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Dancehall days
3 December 2017 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Compo from "Last of the Summer Wine" obviously loved the East End and probably made friends with Chas 'n' Dave. That's why I saw them play at Holmfirth. It was where Summer Wine was filmed – the friendship link is complete. Compo is an East end gangster in this film. He's short in stature and makes an unconvincing tough guy. He would have been flattened in his fight scene at the beginning of the film. The same goes for his ex-army buddy, Richard Attenborough (Ted), Again, this short person would have been flattened in both his fight scenes. The fights are badly staged and very fake.

There's a criminal gang running a dancehall and carrying out robberies and Dickie short-arse meddles in their affairs so he can get to the truth behind his pal Compo's demise. Guess what – he succeeds. Standard good guy v bad guy stuff. The most interesting moments of the film for me occur in the dancehall where Diana Dors hangs out. Singer and dancehall girl Judy Kelly (Toni) is the best of the cast. What is it with people cutting in on other men dancing with a girl by tapping them on the shoulder and stealing their girl away? No way! This would be disastrous and cause non-stop scuffling. I hear this was an American custom introduced in films. I can't believe this actually happened! Any info on this ludicrous concept would be greatly appreciated.


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