Brighton Rock

Dir: John Boulting
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell
111mins   1948   UK   PG   English   

In 1940s Brighton, England, the vicious criminal Pinkie Brown is the leader of his small-time gang. After Brown murders a rival, he finds an alibi through a waitress, Rose, whom he promises to marry in return for her corroboration.

Despite the police ruling it a suicide, Ida Arnold, a woman who was with Brown's victim before the murder, continues with her own investigation. Meanwhile, Brown is rapidly losing his grip on the situation.

'Richard Attenborough, aged only 24, creates one of the most chilling antiheroes in British cinema: baby-faced psychopath Pinkie Brown' - Wendy Ide, Times

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