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 Ackland to loan her money for the rent; he does, but she is found murdered soon after. Ackland is suspected of committing the deed and, due to his mental problems, he doesn't know if he is innocent. With the help of the kindly Jenny (Joan Greenwood), who believes in him, he sets out to clear his name. The October Man was the directorial debut of Roy Ward Baker, who had been an assistant to Alfred Hitchcock. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

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Adrianne Allen
as Joyce Carden
John Mills
as Jim Ackland
Felix Aylmer
as Dr. Martin
Joan Greenwood
as Jenny Carden
George Benson
as Mr. Pope
Edward Chapman
as Mr. Peachey
Esme Beringer
as Miss Heap
Joyce Carey
as Mrs. Vinton
Kay Walsh
as Molly Newman
Catherine Lacey
as Miss Selby
Ann Wilton
as Miss Parsons
John Salew
as Ticket Inspector
Philip Ray
as Stebbins
John Miller
as Mr. Newman
Kathleen Boutall
as Mrs. Newman
Edward Underdown
as Passport Official
James Hayter
as Garage Man
Juliet Mills
as Little Girl
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  • Sep 21, 2006
    Another british film that everyone should watch. Especially as John Mills is in it.
    Sarah G Super Reviewer

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