The Limping Man (1953)

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“The Limping Man” is a British film noir from 1953, directed by Cy Endfield. The movie follows the story of a man named Frank Prior, who is released from prison after serving time for a crime he didn’t commit. Upon his release, he is determined to clear his name and find the real culprit.

Prior soon discovers that his girlfriend has disappeared and sets out to find her. In his search, he comes across a gang of criminals who are involved in a counterfeit money scheme. The leader of the gang is known as “The Limping Man” due to a physical deformity.

As Prior gets closer to uncovering the truth about the gang and his girlfriend’s disappearance, he finds himself in increasing danger. He is aided by a sympathetic cab driver, who helps him in his investigation.

The film builds to a dramatic conclusion as Prior confronts “The Limping Man” and the truth is revealed about his girlfriend’s disappearance and the counterfeit scheme. In the end, justice is served, and Prior is cleared of any wrongdoing.

“The Limping Man” is a classic film noir that showcases the genre’s trademark elements of suspense, danger, and mystery. It also features strong performances from the cast, particularly from the lead actor, Lloyd Bridges, who plays Frank Prior with intensity and determination.

Cy Endfield

Ian Stuart Black, Reginald Long, Anthony Verney

Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley

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