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CraveNoir

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Name That Film!
« on: 01 June, 2010, 10:09:01 PM »
I've been trying to find out the title of a film that was on late night TV at least a couple of times in the 90s, but can find nothing. What I can remember:

It's a black and white 1950s(ish) British thriller. It's set in a small town or village. A woman with a young son meets a handsome American who the boy calls "Cowboy Man". Tne boy dresses like a cowboy. There have been assaults (murdrers?) on local women by a nutter, and the climax takes place in a theatre and involves a pantomime dame.

Does anyone remember this?

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Re: Name That Film!
« Reply #1 on: 01 June, 2010, 10:26:12 PM »
I guess its not much but i found this link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_films_of_the_1950s
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Re: Name That Film!
« Reply #2 on: 01 June, 2010, 10:37:22 PM »
Thanks but I've already been through all those pages from 1945 to 1970, and done all sorts of searching. Haven't found anything.

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Re: Name That Film!
« Reply #3 on: 01 June, 2010, 10:38:23 PM »
Any idea on actors names or locales used ?
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Re: Name That Film!
« Reply #4 on: 01 June, 2010, 10:47:28 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Canterbury_Tale

probably wrong but it brought it to mind somehow.
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Re: Name That Film!
« Reply #5 on: 01 June, 2010, 10:54:32 PM »
No idea about actors. No-one very famous I'm sure.

And it's not a Powell/Pressburger masterpiece though it has a similar plot to A Canterbury Tale, if grubbier.

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Re: Name That Film!
« Reply #6 on: 02 June, 2010, 12:41:03 PM »
Result! Got the answer on a film forum.

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Re: Name That Film!
« Reply #7 on: 02 June, 2010, 02:27:01 PM »
Hooray! Though I was  stumped. Still at least you know CraveNoir.
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Re: Name That Film!
« Reply #8 on: 02 June, 2010, 02:30:53 PM »
Good news :)
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