Brighton Rock by John Boulting
92’|1947 | B&W
Main Cast: Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh, William Hartnell, Hermione Baddeley
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred, the police believe it to be suicide. This doesn't convince Ida Arnold, who was with Fred just before he died, and she sets out to find the truth. She comes across naive waitress Rose, who can prove that Fred was murdered. In an attempt to keep Rose quiet Pinkie marries her. But with his gang beginning to doubt his ability, and his rivals taking over his business, Pinkie starts to become more desperate and violent.
The film was adapted from the 1938 novel ‘Brighton Rock’ by Graham Greene. In the United States, ‘Brighton Rock’ was re-titled as ‘Young Scarface’.
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