Rough Shoot

Shoot First!

1953

Robert Parrish
Director
Raymond Stross Productions
Production Company
United Artists
Studio

American Army colonel McCrea accidentally shotos and kills a poacher while out hunting. He hides the body, but did he actually kill him, and was the man actually a poacher? The colonel is soon drawn into cloak & dagger doings involving mysterious activities in the local farmland.

Excellent little Cold War adventure, well adopted from the Geoffrey Household novel of the same name. Fine performances and an understated sense of humor make the film, along with a neat finale in Madame Tussaud's. Culver stands out as the droll little bureaucrat from MI-5, sort of the prototypical Harry Palmer. Highly recommended.

-Dave W.


Rough Shoot
1953-02-??
Cinema



87 mins
1.37:1

Shoot First!
15th May 1953
Cinema

Not Rated

87 mins
1.37:1



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Joel McCrea
Colonel Taine
Evelyn Keyes
Cecily Taine
Herbert Lom
Piotr Sandorski
Marius Goring
Hiart
Roland Culver
Mr. Randall
Karel Stepanek
Diss
David Hurst
Lex
Frank Lawton
Richard Hassingham
Patricia Laffan
Magda Hassingham
Megs Jenkins
Mrs. Powell
Laurence Naismith
Mr. Blossom
Cyril Raymond
Colonel Tom Cartwright
Denis Lehrer
Reimann
Powys Thomas
Ambulance Driver
Robert Dickens
Tommy Powell
Ellis Irving
Constable Wharton
Clement McCallin
Inspector Sullivan
Jack McNaughton
Inspector Matthews
Arnold Bell
Sergeant Baines
Joan Hickson
Woman Station Announcer
Unknown 17240-01
Ambulance Man
Unknown 17240-02
Farm Labourer
Unknown 17240-03
Farm Labourer
Unknown 17240-04
Pilot
Unknown 17240-05
Fireman
Tony Spear
Henchman
(uncredited)
Unknown 17240-07
Henchman
Unknown 17240-08
Henchman
Dave's Unknown Male 20
Ticket Agent
George Hilsdon
P.C. at Waterloo Station
(uncredited)
Unknown 17240-09
Police Driver
Lindsay Hooper
Detective (uncredited)
Ian Selby
Lex's Contact
(uncredited)
Ginger Croly
Stunts (uncredited)
Miles Gemini
Lex's Aircraft (G-AJxx)

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