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Exciting British B-movie about a Cornish poacher who clashes with dangerous international spies.

Drama 1956 71 mins Not rated

Director: Anthony Squire



Filmed on the stunning coastline of South Cornwall, Doublecross is a thrilling British B-movie about a fishing village caught up in international espionage. Matinee idol Donald Houston stars as Albert, a cheeky Cornish fisherman who agrees to smuggle a criminal gang across the English Channel. He discovers, too late, that his passengers have stolen state documents and intend to kill him - can his quick thinking and subterfuge rescue the situation?

Houston leads a fine cast of familiar faces, including suave but stern German actor Anton Diffring, and William Hartnell, the first Doctor Who. There are early roles too for Kenneth Cope of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) fame and Robert Shaw, who was also the film's Cornish dialect coach.