Five Days (film)

Five Days, released in the United States as Paid to Kill, is a 1954 British film noir directed by Montgomery Tully starring Dane Clark.[1] It was produced by Hammer Film Productions.

Five Days
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMontgomery Tully
Produced byAnthony Hinds
Written byPaul Tabori
StarringDane Clark
Music byIvor Slaney
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byJames Needs
Distributed byLippert Pictures (USA)
Exclusive Films (UK)
Release date
  • 25 June 1954 (1954-06-25)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


James Nevill, a nearly bankrupt businessman, hires his best friend to kill him so his wife can collect on his life insurance. After his business takes a sudden upswing he changes his mind, but he must get to the killer and tell him so before the killer gets to him first. Nevill suffers several near misses before learning that it is partner and another who really want to kill him, not his friend whom they have kidnapped and framed. In the end, the villains shoot each other.



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