At the Stroke of Nine (1957)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Off-his-trolley concert pianist Stephen Murray craves both money and publicity. He hopes to attain both by kidnapping beauteous lady journalist Patricia Dainton. Notifying the London media, Murray announces that unless his conditions are met, Dainton will be murdered five days hence "at the stroke of nine". It is the "helpless" heroine herself who engineers the psychopath's downfall. Leading lady Patricia Dainton, who'd begun her career in precocious teen-ager roles, made only a handful of films after At the Stroke of Nine before her 1960 retirement.

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finances, rescue, Allies, bizarre, demands, evacuation, expatriate, kidnapping, maniac, police, refugee, reporter, search, trust, victim, weapons