Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious and any similarity to any incident, name or individual is coincidental.
What d'ye think I am? Soft or something?
The film is explicitly set in July 1949. However, one of the newspapers seen onscreen notes that "Sophie Tuckshop" has married. This is a reference to actress Hattie Jacques, who only married John Le Mesurier on 10 November of that year (Tuckshop was her character in the popular BBC Home Service radio comedy series "It's That Man Again").
We acknowledge with gratitude the help given by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Sir Harold Scott,K.C.B., K.B.E., and men and women of the Metropolitan Police. To them, and their colleagues in the Police Service of Britain, we dedicate this film.
Although this film is famous for the first spoken use of the word "bastard" as a profanity, the Talking Pictures TV channel in the UK show a slightly modified version where the word has been removed by a clever piece of editing.