Not Rated | | Crime, Drama
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »
"You are Colly Kibber and I claim the Daily Messenger prize". This was actually paraphrasing The News Chronicle, who had a promotional character called "Lobby Ludd", who toured seaside towns giving away five pound notes when being successfully challenged.
Now listen, dear. I'm human, I've loved a boy or two in my time. It's natural, like breathin'. Not one of them's worth it, let alone this fellow you've got hold of.
As Fred Hale (Alan Wheatley) makes his abortive run away from Pinkie's gang to the railway station in the centre of Brighton, when he sees his way blocked he turns and catches a number 40 bus leaving from the bus stand. The next shot shows the bus leaving - except that it's now a number 6.
Opening credits prologue: Brighton today is a large, jolly, friendly seaside town in Sussex, exactly one hour's journey from London. But in the years between the two wars, behind the Regency terraces and crowded beaches, there was another Brighton of dark alleyways and festering slums. From here, the poison of crime and violence and gang warfare began to spread, until the challenge was taken up by the Police. This is a story of that other Brighton - now happily no more.
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