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Panic

Directed by John Gilling
United Kingdom, 1963
Crime, Drama

Synopsis

A London jewellery exchange is robbed. The exchange owner is shot, and his secretary knocked out. When she comes to, she finds herself with a dead boss and no memory.

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Panic Directed by John Gilling

Critics reviews

This mixture is not, as the professionals like to say, seamless; in fact, like Laughton, Gilling appears to delight in showing the seams, as these different textures clash and meld. The overall effect is lyrical, poetic, dreamlike. But this is no Jean Cocteau film. Like much British genre cinema of the early 1960s – a field far more appreciated now than it was at the time by critics and connoisseurs – the atmosphere is mucky and amoral, saturated in cynicism, cheap thrills and low-life gangsterism.
October 14, 2013
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