SYNOPSIS

Research scientist Sammy Rice suffers agonies with an artificial foot but, to please Susan, he resists the urge to drown the pain in whisky. While assigned to help Captain Stuart make safe a new booby, trap device causing many casualties, he goes against Professor Mair and R.B. Waring who are trying to ‘sell’ an unsuitable new gun to the army. Mair leaves the section, and Susan is furious when Rice hesitates to apply for the job. She walks out, leaving him to drink himself into a stupor. A telephone call arouses him and he heads for Dorset but on arrival learns that Stuart has been killed attempting to defuse one of the devices. With clues supplied by Stuart’s notes, Sammy tackles the second bomb and finally makes it safe, discovering the secret of its mechanism as he does so. Back in London, Sammy, is told by Colonel Holland that a new army unit is to be set up and that he is to be allowed a free hand over staff and operations. Recovering his self confidence, he is reunited with Susan and they return home together.


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RELEASE DATE

February 21, 1949

DIRECTOR

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

WRITER

Nigel Balchin (novel) Michael Powell (writer)

COMPANY

British Lion Film Corporation

GENRE

Drama, War, Romance

CERT

PG

RUNTIME

106 minutes

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