Murray Selwyn is suffering from 'acute apprehension complex' and his doctor has strongly recommended that he avoid any stress or excitement in his life. Following a chance encounter in a London taxicab with a briefcase stuffed full of money he now finds himself at the very centre of international criminal caper involving desperate gunman and corpses that come back to life! To top this, his blood pressure is sent through the roof when entering a care home to begin his convalescence he finds that he is to be cared for by the ravishing Nurse Brooks.
|Guy Middleton and Joan Winmill.|
|The prolific Maurice Elvey.|
The Harassed Hero (1954) was produced by Corsair Pictures, the name of the company associated with veteran pulp screenwriter, Brock Williams who was prolific over three decades from 1930. The later part of his career was spent mostly writing scripts for B movies. His screenplay for this movie was adapted from a novel by Ernest Dudley. DOP was Hone Glendining a man who had trained Army cameramen in WW2. This London based film was made at the Nettlefield Studios Walton-on-Thames England.
An amusingly wee comedy thriller, which depicts the police in much less respectful terms than can usually be found in this type of film! It's rather silly plot moves along swiftly enough with some good B movie character portrayals and is at times quite funny, all helped by Frank Chacksfields musical score. Every one seems to speak a different version of the English language in this movie and look out for the care home patient smoking in bed!