The October Man

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John Mills plays Jim, a young engineer who takes his friend’s daughter to a nearby town to buy her a present. During their return journey, the bus is involved in an accident. The girl is killed, and Jim suffers a serious head injury. read more

John Mills plays Jim, a young engineer who takes his friend’s daughter to a nearby town to buy her a present. During their return journey, the bus is involved in an accident. The girl is killed, and Jim suffers a serious head injury. After a lengthy spell in hospital he is released, but is plagued by guilt and suicidal tendencies. However, he succeeds in getting a job and moves into an hotel. There he meets a diverse group of people, including a peasant girl, Molly. They strike up an acquaintance to the annoyance of Mr Peachey, a resident who has designs on Molly. Things seem finally to be going right for Jim, until Molly is found strangled on the common and he becomes the prime suspect...

Original Release

08/28/1947

Cast

John Mills Jim Ackland
Joan Greenwood Jenny Carden
Edward Chapman Mr. Peachy
Kay Walsh Molly Newman
Joyce Carey Mrs. Vinton
Catherine Lacey Miss Selby
Adrianne Allen Joyce Carden
Felix Aylmer Dr. Martin
Frederick Piper Det. Insp. Godby
John Boxer Det. Sgt. Troth
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roy Ward Baker

Writers

Eric Ambler

Cast

John Mills Jim Ackland
Joan Greenwood Jenny Carden
Edward Chapman Mr. Peachy
Kay Walsh Molly Newman
Joyce Carey Mrs. Vinton
Catherine Lacey Miss Selby
Adrianne Allen Joyce Carden
Felix Aylmer Dr. Martin
Frederick Piper Det. Insp. Godby
John Boxer Det. Sgt. Troth
Patrick Holt Harry Carden
George Benson Mr. Pope
Jack Melford Wilcox
Esme Beringer Miss Heap
Ann Wilton Miss Parsons
James Hayter Garage Man
Frank Ling Booking Office Clerk
Juliet Mills Child
George Woodbridge Grey
Philip Ray Stebbins

Producers

Herbert Smith Executive Producer
Eric Ambler Producer
Phil C. Samuel Producer

Editors

Alan Jaggs

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