Cloudburst (1951)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - Jul 1, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Teeny-tiny Hammer pictures built its reputation on second-feature melodramas before graduating to gore-encrusted horror epics. Cloudburst is a low-key thriller starring American actor Robert Preston, whose casting assured a certain degree of business in the States. Preston plays a code expert, resettled in England after the war and working at the British Foreign Office. One morning, Preston's wife is struck down and killed by a car driven by escaping criminals. Preston bypasses the efforts of Scotland Yard and pursues the criminals himself, using his codebreaking skills to track down the "big boys" in charge.

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revenge, British, code [encryption], expert, hit-and-run, techniques, wife