The Embezzler (1954 film)
The Embezzler is a 1954 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Charles Victor, Zena Marshall and Cyril Chamberlain. Its plot concerns a bank cashier who steals from the bank where he is employed.
UK theatrical poster
|Directed by||John Gilling|
|Produced by||Robert S. Baker|
|Screenplay by||John Gilling|
|Music by||John Lanchbery|
|Edited by||Jack Slade|
Kenilworth Film Productions
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
A quiet, respectable henpecked bank cashier learns he has only a few years left to live, and decides to embezzle money from the bank where he works, and enjoy the rest of his days in South America. Discovered in the act, the embezzler flees to an English seaside hotel. There he joins a group of residents including Mrs. Forrest who has problems of her own as she is being blackmailed by a former lover. The embezzler intercedes for her, but at a high cost.
- Charles Victor as Henry Paulson
- Zena Marshall as Mrs Forrest
- Cyril Chamberlain as Alec Johnson
- Leslie Weston as Piggott
- Avice Landone as Miss Ackroyd
- Peggy Mount as Mrs Larkin
- Michael Craig as Doctor Forrest
- Frank Forsyth as Inspector Gale
- Christopher Banks as Vicar (uncredited)
- Dennis Chinnery as Bank Clerk (uncredited)
- Ian Fleming as Doctor (uncredited)
- Alastair Hunter as Bank Manager (uncredited)
- Patrick Jordan as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
- Carole Lesley as Tea Shop Waitress (uncredited)
- Sam Kydd as Railway Inspector (uncredited)
- Phyllis Morris as Mrs. Paulson (uncredited)
- Ronnie Stevens as Travel Agent (uncredited)
- Martin Wyldeck as 2nd Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Sky Movies called the film a "fascinating British co-feature which supplied the elderly but excellent Charles Victor (also a perfect Inspector Teal in The Saint's Return) with his only leading role, as an embezzler."
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