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Counterblast (1948)

Counterblast (1948)

Counterblast

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Nazi war criminal Bruckner (Mervyn Johns) manages to escape capture at the end of WW II. Bruckner sets up shop in England, where he continues his diabolical germ-warfare experiments. Murdering an Australian physician, the regenerate Nazi assumes the dead man's identity to escape detection. His downfall comes when he falls in love with pretty lab assistant Tracy Shaw (Nova Pilbeam), and he refuses to murder her when ordered to do so by his superiors. The ending is right of the "hoist on his own petard" school of dramatics. Devil's Plot was released in the U.S. in mid-1953, and within a few months was making the TV Late-Show rounds. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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On DVD: Feb 25, 2009
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Ronald Adam
as Col. Ingram
Robert Beatty
as Dr. Rankin
Anthony Eustrel
as Dr. Forrester
Gladys Henson
as Mrs. Plum
Mervyn Johns
as Dr. Bruckner
Horace Kenney
as Taxi Driver
Marie Lohr
as Mrs. Coles
Aubrey Mallalieu
as Maj. Walsh
Nova Pilbeam
as Tracy Shaw
Margaretta Scott
as Sister Johnson
Karel Stepanek
as Prof. Inman
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