Baker Keen helps police sergeant Jackson search for a loaf of bread baked in a poisoned container in a strictly routine suspense drama. A rat exterminator uses cyanide in a bakery. When one bakery pan and one loaf of bread become accidentally poisoned, a hunt for that loaf ensues. The story is engaging, if somewhat predictable. The telling of it mixes humor, gentility and genuine fear somewhat uneasily. I find that this kind of mixture detracts from the overall impact. I prefer a tighter and more monochrome focus. This mixture, however, seems to crop up in a good number of British pictures and be a generic aspect of them. The most memorable moments are those depicting a terrified blonde who realizes that the bread is poisoned and races to warn her companion, discovering poisoned geese along the way.

Directing:
  • Peter Graham Scott

Writing:
  • Diana Watson
  • Peter Johnston

Stars:
Release Date: 1959-12-01
themoviedb icon 7.0/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 58
Geoffrey Keen
Geoffrey Keen
Joe Frisby
Jane Hylton
Jane Hylton
Ellen Frisby
Gordon Jackson
Gordon Jackso...
Sergeant Malcolm
Rupert Davies
Rupert Davies
Landlord
Eileen Moore
Eileen Moore
Barbara Farrell
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