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      The Limping Man

      Released Dec 11, 1953 1h 16m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 25% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings An American (Lloyd Bridges) returns to his London lover (Moira Lister) and joins the search for a limping sniper. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's about a bad, a disappointing and a phony ending as I ever witnessed to a movie. Rated: B- Aug 31, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      nick s The limping plot. It felt like there were too many loose ends, so the director came up with one of the worst copout endings you'll ever see. Undid all the good cinematography and acting. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review kevin w This Brit production has the overall feel of a potluck dinner, bits and pieces of other meals put together for a not totally appetizing result. Lloyd Bridges is an American soldier returned after 6 years to the wartime London fling he enjoyed previously. Moira Lister has the unhappy task of tying up as many loose ends as the writer, unfortunately, spews forth, and the works seems to have her at her wit's end as murder unexpectedly changes what may have been a happy reunion. The whole piece feels artificially contrived until the ending which tacks on such an over-the-top and obvious contrivance as to awaken anger in the viewer where only mild curiosity dwelt before. Eh. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Limping in name, and limps through its Orson Welles-esque mystery. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member In little more than an hour a fine tale is told. This is very good. Trust me. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a romance story that becomes a Twilight Zone crime story. While flying to England to see a woman lost to him for 7 years, Lloyd Bridges (yes, Jeff Bridges father) is about to meet her at the airport as they agreed. That's when the "fun"?, or nightmare, for Bridges begins. His love is about to be suspected of murder as is he. About the title The Limping Man: The killer has a limp. I thought just calling the film "The Limp Man" might have made for a better title, but many would think the guy was some sexually sad off character. Who thought this title would bring people flocking to see it? Do not give up on this film and not see the very end. It's there where your head will be yanked and spun around in disbelief. It begins with a WWII veteran who goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring. But thats NOT how it ends! See the entire film at: I have never been so absolutely fooled (in a good way) by a film as this one. While it begins with lots of action and interest in the first third, it tapers to sleepy time and rather tedious romance unless you hang on every word. [BTW, the dialog could be a bit hard to understand once Scotland Yard and some theatrical people get involved. This detracted from the film for me, but shouldn't be a problem for natives of merry old England.] NOTES about the film: 1 The film was based on Anthony Verney's novel Death on the Tideway. 2 This was among many films in the U.K. which featured lead American actors. 3 One reviewer commented unflatteringly: " Decent British mystery. While the film does not fall into any predictable pattern of cliches, neither does it fit neatly together into the satisfying structure one expects of a good taut British mystery." (M. Rick: might I add the very end is a stunner) 4 The usual summations and reviews of this film fail to advise anyone of the ending. The whole movie turns on the ending! Cast Lloyd Bridges as Frank Prior Moira Lister as Pauline French Alan Wheatley as Inspector Braddock Leslie Phillips as Detective Cameron Hélène Cordet as Helene Castle André van Gyseghem as George, stage doorman (as himself) Rachel Roberts as the Barmaid Jean Marsh as the Landlady's daughter Directed by Cy Endfield Written by Ian Stuart Black Reginald LOng Anthony Verney (novel) Release date(s) 1953 Running time 76 min. Country U.K. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Good crime mystery, nothing outstanding but it's well acted with a good story. Decent direction and cinematography. The short length is a plus. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An American (Lloyd Bridges) returns to his London lover (Moira Lister) and joins the search for a limping sniper.
      Charles de Latour
      Ian Stuart Black, Reginald Long, Anthony Verney
      Production Co
      Banner Films
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 11, 1953, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2017
      1h 16m
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