A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Murder on Approval (aka Barbados Quest) (1955)
A neat little mystery/thriller that is good for what ails you crime drama. Echoing the programmers that came out of Hollywood in the 30’s and 40’s, this is kind of like The Falcon or Bulldog Drummond was a few year older and actually worked for a living. Martin’s fees of 10 grand would be the equivalent of 100 grand today and it puts him at danger at every turn. This appears to have been an attempt to start a new series with Conway, with the actor and the character appearing in one more film called Breakaway (which I have to track down.)
If you love the classic series like The Saint, The Falcon, Bulldog Drummond and the others then Murder on Approval is for you. Its also worth a look if you just like smart thrillers with great repartee. Highly recommended
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