Violent Moment is a 1959 British drama film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Lyndon Brook, Jane Hylton and Jill Browne. It was made as a B film for release on the lower-half of a double bill. It was the film editor Hayers' first film as director. It also marked the debut of Moira Redmond. It was released in the United States as Rebound.
|Directed by||Sidney Hayers|
|Produced by||Bernard Coote|
|Written by||Peter Barnes|
|Based on||story A Toy for Jiffy (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 1956) by Roy Vickers|
|Starring||Lyndon Brook |
|Music by||Stanley Black|
|Edited by||Sidney Hayers|
|Distributed by||Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors|
The film is based on a story by Roy Vickers, from his 'Department of Dead Ends' series, originally published from 1934. These stories were ‘inverted’ mysteries: the reader knows the identity of the criminal, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case and featured detectives dusting off cold cases. As with many of the criminals in Vickers’ stories, the protagonist Doug, is sympathetically depicted.
A deserter from the British Army kills his girlfriend during a fight. Although he becomes a successful businessman, his past eventually catches up with him.
- Lyndon Brook as Douglas Baines
- Jane Hylton as Daisy Hacker
- Jill Browne as Janet Greenway
- John Paul as Sgt. Ranson
- Rupert Davies as Bert Glennon
- Moira Redmond as Kate Glennon
- Bruce Seton as Inspector Davis
- Martin Miller as Hendricks
- Gerald Naderson as Police Superintendent
- Martin Boddey as Nightwatchman
- John Boxer as Det. Sgt. Jarman
- Frederick Piper as Jenkins
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