Descius Heiss is a French expatriate, and former Devil’s Island prisoner, with two passions; driving shrewd bargains in antiques at his Sly Corner Shop, and the care of his motherless daughter, Margaret.
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Try and find this film! Wonderfully old-fashioned and VERY British. Oskar Homolka is excellent as the Jewish antique dealer turned fence who is driven to murdering a blackmailer. The car chase on the Kingston By-pass in 1946 makes Hollywood car chases look like clumsily-staged crap.