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  • A
  • Mystery
  • 1947
  • 98 mins

October Man, The

October Man, The

About

Mills is the title character, a man with a history of mental illness who must prove he has not committed a murder. Easier said than done when he is not convinced of his innocence himself. Well written by Ambler, who adapted the script from his own novel, and Baker's direction is suitably moody - more impressive when you learn it was his debut. The amnesia theme is hardly the most original, though, and Mills fails to give the role much depth or sympathy.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Catherine Lacey, Kay Walsh, Edward Chapman, Joyce Carey, Joan Greenwood, John Mills
  • Director: Roy Ward Baker
  • Writer: Eric Ambler
  • Producer: Eric Ambler
  • Photographer: Erwin Hillier

In a nutshell

Greenwood is much more striking as the woman who believes in him.

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