Gideon of Scotland Yard

1958

Comedy / Crime / Drama

151
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 746

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Cast

Anna Lee as Mrs.Kate Gideon
Anna Massey as Sally Gideon
Billie Whitelaw as Christine
Cyril Cusack as Former Superintendent Stolfi
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682.83 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
91 min
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1.36 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
91 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Doylenf 6 / 10 / 10

A busy life in the day of Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard...

JOHN FORD seems a strange choice to be directing a British film starring JACK HAWKINS in the role of a very busy Scotland Yard inspector who has no time for anyone else in his domestic life as long as he's on the trail of various culprits. ANNA LEE is his patient wife at home who's more concerned with raising two children and cooking meals to pay much attention to her husband's urgent calls of duty. It's a very fragmented kind of story-telling, more a series of vignettes featuring Hawkins in his role as detective, getting able assistance from JOHN LODER (Hedy Lamarr's ex-hubby during the '40s). He covers cases involving a psychotic killer, a hit and run murder and a bank robbery--with some wit and sardonic humor injected into all the proceedings by director Ford. DEREK BOND, ANDREW RAY and ANNA MASSEY (her film debut) round out the supporting cast. Summing up: Above average thanks to some interesting, very flawed characters involved in crime and a brisk pace and brief running time that deserves praise in this day of films that go on and on forever, although the film was not a critical or commercial success.

Reviewed by rogerblake-281-718819 8 / 10 / 10

John Ford's tribute to Scotland Yard.

Not classic John Ford by any stretch of the imagination but I watched for the first time in years on t.v. this afternoon, and it certainly brightened up a wet afternoon.There are some lovely comic moments such as Andrew Rays young rookie policeman booking Jack Hawkins(Gideon)for speeding then in the final scene getting caught him self with Gideon as a passenger, by then he is son in law material.Miles Mallison as an eccentric judge and John Le Mesurier as a prosecuting council have delicious little cameos, so much so that they might have drifted in from another film set. How I cheered when Jack Watling's timid vicar suddenly floors the toughs in his church who are threatening him, it turns out he is an ex wartime para.Michael Trubshawe plays the typical British police sargeant. Jack Hawkins is of course his usual irrascible but dependable self.What a success rate,three murders solved in one day.Always a pleasure to watch Anna Lee as the long suffering wife who in one scene tells her daughter played by Anna Massey never to marry a policeman,too late her eyes are already set on the young officer.Fortunately they showed the ninety minute colour version not the truncated sixty minute black and white version shown in USA but if one is going to be overly critical the editing is somewhat choppy and I wonder if they wrote the script as they were filming.Neverless the film rattles along and is never boring,there's not a weak link in the cast.If John Ford is not exactly at his peak he's by no means off form.7 out of 10 seems a fair assessment.

Reviewed by ceadcara 8 / 10 / 10

This is an overall excellent Irish production.

This film is unique historically for more than one reason. It is the first - I believe only - cops and robbers film directed by John Ford. It is also unique because it is an Irish production. The 'Rising of the Moon' was an Irish production directed by John Ford. He made it clear that he would like to do another. The Irish Lord who had produced the 'Rising' read a book called Gideon's Day by an unknown writer called J.J.Merric. He loved the book, rang John Ford, and sent him a copy. When he negotiated buying the book it was discovered that J.J.Merric was in fact the famous John Creasey. Ford was captivated by the book, the deal was struck, and the wheels set in motion. In the film itself there is no indication that it is Irish other than Cyril Cusack being in it. It is the only Irish film made so far that does not have an Irish factor in its content. The world premier was in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin.

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