The October Man (1948)

The October Man




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Adapted by Eric Ambler from his own novel, The October Man centers around Jim Ackland (played by John Mills), who has been involved in a terrible accident that killed a friend's daughter and has given Ackland a brain injury. Despondent after his release from the hospital, Ackland moves into a hotel, where he meets Molly Newman (Kay Walsh). Molly has a hard time making ends meet, and must fight off the advances of another man who is willing to pay her rent if she will sleep with him. She asks … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Eric Ambler



as Joyce Carden

as Jim Ackland

as Dr. Martin

as Jenny Carden

as Mr. Pope

as Mr. Peachey

as Miss Heap

as Mrs. Vinton

as Molly Newman

as Troth

as Miss Selby

as Miss Parsons

as Ticket Inspector

as Stebbins

as Mr. Newman

as Mrs. Newman

as Passport Official

as Garage Man

as Little Girl
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Critic Reviews for The October Man

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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The screenplay is too cardboard.

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The October Man

Another british film that everyone should watch. Especially as John Mills is in it.

Sarah Gaish

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