Stanley Baker Collection

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Triple bill of films featuring Stanley Baker. In 'Sea Fury' (1958), Captain Bellew (Victor McLaglen) is in charge of a tugboat that currently operates from a small Spanish village, and things get complicated when a crafty local tries to tempt the captain into a liaison with his daughter, Josita (Luciana Paluzzi), in the belief that Bellew will die soon and leave them his money. However, Josita has fallen in love with one of Bellew's crew, Abel (Baker). The situation is aggravated even more when Bellew receives a call to tow in a boat carrying dangerous cargo. In 'Checkpoint' (1956), O'Donovan (Baker) is hired by a racing team owner, Warren Ingram (James Robertson Justice), to steal the car design plans of a rival ahead of an important race. O'Donovan duly breaks into the team's factory and manages to obtain the plans, but in doing so sets off an alarm that leads to a fatal shoot-out. As Ingram sets out to cover up his role in events - perhaps even at the expense of O'Donovan's life - the thief himself prepares to enter the race. In 'Violent Playground' (1958), Truman (Baker) is initially unhappy with his new position tackling youth crime in Liverpool, but things improve when he meets and falls in love with Cathie Murphy (Anne Heywood) through the misbehaviour of her younger siblings. However, the misdemeanours of the older brother of the Murphy family, Johnnie (David McCallum), are of a more serious nature and Truman will have to use all of his personal and policing skills to try and keep the family together.

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Stanley Baker Collection|Stanley Baker
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Sea Fury/Checkpoint/Violent Playground
Col & B/W
Region 2
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High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Languages(s): English, Interactive Menu
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Director: Basil Dearden Director: Cy Endfield Director: Ralph Thomas Producer: Michael Relph Producer: Benjamin Fisz Producer: Betty E. Box Writer: James Kennaway Writer: John Kruse Writer: Cy Endfield Writer: Robin Estridge Music: Philip Green Music: Bruce Montgomery Cinematographer: Reg Johnson Cinematographer: Reginald H. Wyer Cinematographer: Ernest Steward Actor: Stanley Baker Actor: Anne Heywood Actor: David McCallum Actor: Peter Cushing Actor: John Slater Actor: Clifford Evans Actor: Victor McLaglen Actor: Luciana Paluzzi Actor: Grégoire Aslan Actor: Francis De Wolff Actor: David Oxley Actor: James Robertson Justice Actor: Anthony Steel Actor: Odile Versois Actor: Maurice Denham Actor: Michael Medwin

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