The Skin Game (1965)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This convoluted crime drama chronicles the exploits of an ingenious trio of car thieves who work out of a junkyard. There they write bad checks to the people who sell their cars. A young man is killed in a car and one of the thieves takes the wreck to the yard. There he removes the plates, which say KIL 1, puts them on another wreck of the same make, paints it to look like the other, and then tries to sell it. Meanwhile a mechanic for the mob is discovered sleeping with the thief's girl friend and is beaten up. The mechanic gets revenge by killing the thief. He then steals the newly painted car and sets off with the girl. Unfortunately, the dead boy's father sees the plate, and believing it is his son's car, reports the sighting to Scotland Yard. The news is sent to the Yard inspector assigned to the check fraud scam. Meanwhile the mechanic continues to flee. He sees a police roadblock, and as he tries to avoid it the car careens over a cliff.

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criminal, con/scam, car