The Rank Organisation, 1957. Directed by
Clive Donner. Camera: Ernest Stewart. With Belinda Lee,
Ronald Lewis, Michael Brooke, Michael Gwynn, Geoffrey Keene, David McCallum,
Maureen Prior, George Selway, Georage A. Cooper.
A young David McCallum heads the cast of
the British melodrama The Secret Place. Set amongst the
bombed-out buildings of London's East Side, the film concerns the
misdeeds of a two-bit criminal gang headed by Gerry Carter (Ronald
Lewis). In a fit of inspiration, Carter masterminds a
meticulously planned diamond robbery, actually succeeding in swiping
the precious gems.
Unfortunately for the crooks, the
diamonds accidentally come into the the possession of Freddie
Haywood (Michael Brooke), a policeman's son. McCallum plays
Mike Wilson, the sullen teddy-boy brother of Carter's girlfriend
Molly (Belinda Lee), who tries to inveigle Freddie into giving up