The Dark Man (1951)

Genres - Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Dark Man is a killer who opens the film by committing double murder. This is witnessed by young aspiring actress Molly Lester (Natasha Parry). The rest of the picture concerns Dark Man's efforts to put Molly out of the way. The plot is nothing new, though the settings--a provincial repertory theatre, a military rifle range--are rather novel. It is giving nothing away to reveal that the title character is portrayed by Maxwell Reed; Edward Underdown co-stars as the obligatory Scotland Yard representative, while future "Dr. Who" William Hartnell plays Underdown's superior.

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criminal, actor, army, capture, home, identification, investigation, killing, lookalike, murder, on-the-run, police, pursuit, range, robbery, witness