When childhood friends and army comrades Dave Robinson (Bill Rowbotham) and Ted Peters (Richard Attenborough) return home from WWII they make very different choices for their new civvy lives. Ted gets an honest job as a taxi driver and saves for his wedding to childhood sweetheart Joy (Sheila Sim). Dave however wants easy cash and soon becomes involved with a gang. When Dave runs into money troubles with the mob boss a henchman is sent to finish him off. Stumbling from his gun wounds he seeks shelter in the back of Ted’s empty taxi and collapses lifeless.... Suspicions fly as Scotland Yard investigate the murder. The police suspect Dave’s underworld connections. The mob suspects that Ted knows their guilt. And Ted himself suspects who the real killer might be… Set in London this riveting crime drama has its roots firmly in the American gangster films of the 1930s – a must watch for genre lovers. [show more]
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Richard Attenborough and Bill Rowbotham star in this 1940s crime drama directed by John Paddy Carstairs. When soldiers Ted and Dave (Attenborough and Rowbotham) return home after serving in the war, they choose very different paths to ease themselves back into civilian life. While Ted, wishing to make an honest woman of his sweetheart Joy (Sheila Sim), gets a job as a taxi driver, Dave, wanting to make a fast buck, gets himself caught up in a gang. As Dave finds himself on the wrong side of the gang's top dog, he sets about trying to distance himself from the unsavoury characters...