Roy Boulton directs this classic adaptation of the Graham Greene novel detailing the activities of a group of thugs in 1930s Brighton. Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough) is the head of a gang of small time crooks who make their money from a protection racket centred around Brighton race course. Pinkie is known for his short fuse and brutality, so his murder of a rival, Fred (Alan Wheatley), is very much in character. Pinkie believes, nonetheless, that he has got away with the crime until the promptings of a suspicious local woman, Ida (Hermione Baddeley), threaten to have the case reopened. Since only one person can identify him as the murderer, the waitress, Rose Brown (Carol Marsh), Pinkie comes up with an ingenious solution - marry Rose to stop her testifying against him. But will things go to plan?
Release Date: 28 February 2011
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1947
Main Language: English
Film Noir that's now regarded as a classic
An atmospheric and dark film about the unpleasant side of Brighton in the thirties. The downbeat story of cheap hoodlums showing that crime among the lower orders rarely pays well. Quite hard to watch but worth it.