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The Case of Charles Peace

The Case of Charles Peace

The Case of Charles Peace, a 1949 John Argyle Production made at Merton Park Studios, released by Monarch. This film is based on a true story, nicely directed by Norman Lee and it is a minor gem not because it won awards, had a great cast or a huge budget, but because it’s a small British production that entertains.

Lead Michael Martin Harvey, a relative unknown and as a mixture of Robin Hood and the devil, is oddly hypnotic in the role. The film very cleverly recounts the exploits through the trial of Charles Peace. The film has been restored to a good quality.

Directed By
Norman Lee

Produced By
John Argyle

Michael Martin Harvey - Charles Peace
Chili Bouchier - Katherine Dyson
Valentine Dyall - Storyteller
Sir Clement Barnes KC
Bruce Belfrage - Prosecution Counsel Foster
Ronald Adam - Defence Counsel Lockwood
Roberta Huby - Sue Thompson
Peter Forbes-Robertson - William Habron
Richard Shayne - Arthur Dyson
Peter Gawthorne - Mr. Justice Lopes
Gordon Court - Insp. Phillips
Hamilton Deane - Mr. Justice Hawkins
Howard Douglas - Littlewood
Liam Gaffney - Leresche
Rose Howlett - Mrs. Brion
John Kelly - Father O'Brien

Year of Production 1948

Running Time: 1hr 23mins approx
Black & White
Format: 4:3
Region: 0
Sound: Dual Mono
Encryption: CSS


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