28 January 2017 | richardchatten
Chase Movie Done with Dry Humour
'B' movie veteran Montgomery Tully does a slick job on this unusual crime thriller which turns into an extended high speed chase through Kent as an increasingly dishevelled looking Gene Nelson wanted for manslaughter disintegrates into a trembling mass of nerves while his hitherto loyal wife Mona Freeman takes charge and the wheel of a truck to keep them one step ahead of the law as part of an elaborate plan to shake off the increasingly exasperated rozzers and flee the country. Like most British thrillers of this period a lot of the fun comes from seeing the streets of South London as they looked in the far off fifties, lined with vintage cars and filmed for maximum visual impact. If you listen carefully, at one point the library music used on the soundtrack is also recognisable as the theme from 'Plan 9 from Outer Space'!