Summary"Hawkins, a professional assassin, is reactivated to do away with Sir Gregory Upshott, a politician. Hawkins tracks his quarry to a decrepit seaside resort called The Green Man and here waits to spring his trap. Hawkins is disguised as a simple clockmaker. He has planted a bomb to be exploded just when Sir Gregory arrives, but the victim does not appear. Vacuum salesman William Blake, a bumbler of the first rank, stumbles upon the plot and conducts a wild search for the killer at the inn, never for a moment suspecting the meek-mannered Hawkins. At the last minute he unearths the bomb and, seconds before it explodes, throws it out of a window and literally undoes Hawkins."--The motion picture guide, v. 3, p. 1111.
-- Film adaptations.
Gilliat, Sidney -- Film adaptations.
Assassination -- Drama.
Disguise -- Drama.
Resorts -- England -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Detective and mystery films.
Motion pictures, British.
|Publisher|| [Burbank, CA] :Hollywood's Attic,2009
|Other Titles|| Meet a body.
Sim, Alastair, 1900-1976, actor.
Cole, George, 1925-2015 actor.
Terry-Thomas, 1911-1990, actor.
Adams, Jill, actor.
Thorpe Davie, Cedric, 1913-1983, composer.
Gilliat, Sidney, screenwriter, producer.
Launder, Frank. Meet a body.
Grenadier Films Productions Ltd., production company.
British Lion Films, film distributor.
Hollywood's Attic (Firm), publisher.
Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams, Raymond Huntley, Colin Gordon, Avril Angers, John Chandos, Eileen Moore, Arthur Brough, Dora Bryan.
Director of photography, Gerald Gibbs; editor, Bernard Gribble; music, Cedric Thorpe Davie.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1956.
Based on the play Meet a body / by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat.
DVD, all regions.
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.