The Hundred Pound Window (1943)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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That ubiquitous British character actor Frederick Leister essayed one of his largest and most rewarding screen roles in The Hundred Pound Window. Leister plays Ernest Draper, a mild-mannered race-track auditor who has spent his entire life playing it safe financially. All of this changes dramatically when Draper is put in charge of the track's "Hundred Pound Window", where the highest wagers are registered and the clientele consists of the Rich and Famous-and not a few crooked gamblers. A subplot involving a gang of black marketeers is handled by up-and-coming romantic lead David Farrar as Scotland Yard inspector George Graham. Filmed by England's Teddington Studios, The Hundred Pound Window was released stateside by Teddington's Hollywood "sister studio" Warner Bros.



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