Escape by Night (1953)

Director
John Gilling

Main cast
Bonar Colleano; Sid James; Andrew Ray; Andrew Ray; Simone Silva

Genres
Thriller, Crime

Description
An Italian racketeer on the run in London holes up in a disused theatre with a hard-drinking journalist out to get the full story.


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