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.. And Other Stories

A sophisticated bookish blonde proves to be a murderer’s nemesis in this atmospheric thriller-with-a-twist from the Eastbourne Cine Group

Amateur film 1979 7 mins

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This thriller starts with an off-screen bank robbery and murder followed by a man walking through streets and woods wearing distinctive shoes. A newsagent's poster reads 'Bank Murder' and the story also appears in the Stop Press. The killer enters a train compartment occupied by a blonde woman reading a book. He hands her a threatening note. She, however, manages to remove the killer’s gun from his pocket. The title of her book is revealed to be The Gunman and the Pickpocket.