Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.
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Eric Ambler who wrote and produced this film cleverly twists the codes of the American Film Noir of the 40's in The October Man. The steam of a tank engine is more suggestive than the English fog and The Ambler hero can't count on a psychoanalyst to cure his mental depression. Impressive supporting cast. Highly recommended.