They Never Learn

1956

Edwin J. Fancey
Director
Denis L. Kavanagh
Director

Policewoman goes undercover to break up counterfeiting ring.

Incredibly tatty bottom of the bill fodder, courtesy of Britain's King of the Z Grade Film, Edwin J. Fancey. Hardly a line of dialogue isn't post-looped, the music is all inappropriate stock cues, and about 50 % of the footage is stock or from other films (including one shot obviously stolen from a Busby Berkeley musical!), and about 45% padding, leaving 5% for the actual plot. Interesting as a curiosity, and to see a very un-glamorous Jackie Collins, but not as entertainment.

Campbell Singer is credited as the voice of Inspector Netter, but the actual actor isn't. I strongly suspect it's Fancey himself. Geoff Thompson is credited as 'Geoff Roberts' but called 'Thompson' in the film. Similarly, Robert Vince's character is credited as 'Paul Dubesque' and his door reads so, but John Blythe calls him 'Charles.' There is also a longish sequence of Interpol breaking up the French end of the counterfeiting ring, which appears to come from an unidentified French film or TV show. And I think that sort of sums this mess up.

-Dave W.


They Never Learn
1956
Cinema



47 mins
1.37:1



HyperLink
"
John Blythe
Frank Strutton
Jackie Collins
Lil Smith
Graham Stark
"Plum" Duff
Adrienne Scott
WPC Marie Watson
Michael Partridge
Leon Becker
Ken Hayward
Dropper
John Crowhurst
Mickey
Campbell Singer
Voice of Inspector Netter
Diana Chesney
Inspector
Geoff Thompson
Geoff Roberts
Brian Goff
C.I.D.
Jack Gray
C.I.D
Robert Vince
Paul Dubesque
Joyce Jeffery
Wardress
Fay Witmond
Prison Internee
Dorothy English
Prison Internee
Joyce Maloney
Prison Internee
(as Joyce C. Maloney)
Jean Rice
Prison Internee
Gladys Clark
Prison Internee
June Pennock
Prison Internee
Dorothy Budman
Prison Internee
Anita Ellery
Prison Internee
Pauline Hedgecock
Prison Internee
Irene Cast
Prison Internee
Unknown 33109-01
Inspector Netter
(Edwin J. Fancey himself?)
Unknown 33109-01
Inmate
Unknown 33109-01
Henry
Unknown 33109-01
Cop Shadowing Marie
Unknown 33109-01
Fred the Waiter
Diana Coupland
Nightclub Singer
( footage from Flannelfoot)
Carl Conway
Police Lab Technician
Unknown 33109-01
Police Lab Technician
Unknown 33109-01
Adolph
(probably footage from another film)
Unknown 33109-01
Dankvert
(probably footage from another film)
Unknown 33109-01
Dropper's Contact
Michael Beint
Police Dispatcher
(uncredited)
Unknown 33109-01
Police Dispatcher
Unknown 33109-01
Duncan, Policeman in Westminster Stairwell
Unknown 33109-01
Policeman in Westminster Stairwell

Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes