Double Exposures (A.K.A. Alibi Breaker) is a 1937 British crime film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Basil Langton, Julien Mitchell and Ruby Miller. It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie.
|Directed by||John Paddy Carstairs|
|Produced by||George King|
|Written by||Gerald Elliott|
|Starring||Basil Langton |
|Music by||Jack Beaver|
|Edited by||John Seabourne Sr.|
George King Productions (as Triangle Film Productions)
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures (U.K.)|
Reporter Peter Bradfield (Basil Langton) is fired from his newspaper for failing to deliver an interview with big businessman Hector Rodman (Julien Mitchell). Plucky Bradfield subsequently becomes a photographic equipment salesman, and accidentally takes photos of two men in conversation. Unbeknown to him, these men are the businessmen's lawyer and his secretary, and are plotting to embezzle a fortune in bonds from Rodman, and planning to frame his workshy son George (George Astley) for the crime.
TV Guide called the film a "Negligible British effort"; while Nineacre called it a "Cheap but cheerful film, mainly due to Langton who plays a flippant gadabout town that populated these sorts of film."
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