(SLWB - March 08, 2012)
Director: Alberto Cavalcanti, with Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, and Griffith Jones
Storyline from IMDb:
The London Underworld features in this dark and extremely gritty film noir. Trevor Howard plays a cynical ex-RAF flyer named Morgan, bored with civilian life, he joins a break-in gang led by Narcy. On his first job, the getaway car crashes after killing a policeman. Morgan is framed as the driver and sent to jail. Seeking revenge, he escapes and heads for London. Along the way he's helped by a woman (Mrs. Fenshaw), who wants him to murder her husband. In London, Morgan is sheltered by Sally, who falls in love with him. He confronts Narcy and the gang in an abandoned warehouse. Brazilian Director Cavalcanti's great crime drama.
The London Gang in their funeral parlor HQ
Morgan (Howard) during his escape from prison
Narcy the Crime boss
Narcy roughing up Sally (Sally Gray)
The woman who makes an unusual request
Morgan getting his revenge
Its always great to find a Noir off most peoples radar. I enjoyed the story and the cinematography quite a bit the final sequences are a maze of dark alleys waterfronts and railroad viaducts, nice job. The final denouement atop the funeral parlor below.
I'll be looking to pick this one up when I can 10/10