My Brother's Keeper

Tag: Movie

Title: My Brother's Keeper
AKA: My Brother's Keeper
Year: 1948
Character: Second Constable
Director: Alfred Roome
Cameraman: Gordon Lang, Reginald H. Wyer
Screenplay: Frank Harvey, Maurice Murphy
Runtime: 96
Country: UK
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Studio: Gainsborough Pictures
Classification:
Notes:

Language: English
Audio: Mono
Colour: Black and White

 

Plot:

Anticipating The Defiant Ones by nearly ten years, the British My Brother's Keeper concentrates on the exploits of two handcuffed-together escaped convicts. The protagonists are career criminal George Martin (Jack Warner) and terrified "first timer" Willie Stannard (George Cole). The film is one long chase, with a brief respite to establish the relationship between Martin and his girlfriend Nora Lawrence (Jane Hylton). Despite the fact that they're polar opposites, George and Willie develop a grudging friendship and dependence upon one another, broken only by the events in the final scenes. Director Alfred Roome's utilization of actual exterior locations adds a great deal of credibility to the story.

Cast:

Jack Warner as George Martin
Jane Hylton as Nora Lawrence
David Tomlinson as Ronnie Waring
Bill Owen as Syd Evans
George Cole as Willie Stannard
Yvonne Owen as Meg Waring
Raymond Lovell as Bill Wainwright
Brenda Bruce as Winnie Foreman
Susan Shaw as Beryl
Beatrice Varley as Mrs. Jenny Martin
Garry Marsh as Brewster
Maurice Denham as Supt. Trent
Frederick Piper as Gordon the camp caretaker
Wilfrid Hyde-White as Harding
John Boxer as Police Sgt. Bert Foreman
Amy Veness as Mrs. Gully
Fred Groves as Crown Hotel landlord
Arthur Hambling as Edward Hodges
Valentine Dyall as Inspector at Milton Wells
George Merritt as Constable at Milton Wells
Jack Raine as Chief Constable Col. Heatherly
Christopher Lee as Second Constable (scenes deleted) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Baring as Sergeant (uncredited)
Geoffrey Barrie as Inspector (uncredited)
Reginald Beckwith as 1st Barber (uncredited)
Beckett Bould as Inspector (uncredited)
Michael Brennan as Police Constable at Roadblock (uncredited)
Hedley Briggs as 2nd Barber (uncredited)
Ernest Butcher as Arthur Morgan the Local Reporter (uncredited)
Cyril Chamberlain as Archer (uncredited)
Lyn Evans as Guard at Chipping Eaton (uncredited)
Leslie Handford as Policeman at Country Road (uncredited)
Joan Harben as Voice added in post-synch (voice) (uncredited)
Hamilton Keene as Inspector at Chipping Eaton (uncredited)
Edward Lexy as Jess the Station Master (uncredited)
Constance Lorne as 1st Housewife (uncredited)
Edie Martin as Churchgoer Shaking Hands (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard as Policeman in Manhunt (uncredited)
Hal Osmond as Ticket Clerk at Shorebury (uncredited)
Norman Pierce as Policeman at Shorebury (uncredited)
Gerald Pring as Minister (uncredited)
Grace Denbigh Russell as 2nd Housewife (uncredited)
Daphne Scorer as Bear Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
Keith Shepherd as Warden (uncredited)
Douglas Stewart as The Major (uncredited)
John Stone as Wainwright's Assistant (uncredited)
Rosemary Treston as Telephone Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon as Woman Next Door (uncredited)
John Warren as Motorist at Nora's Garage (uncredited)
Ben Williams as Policeman at Nora's Garage (uncredited)

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