Lee Patterson (Another World, Reach For The Sky) stars as the crime-show host tangling with real-life gangsters in this classic B-movie thriller directed by genre stalwart Montgomery Tully (No Road Back, The Terrornauts). The Key Man (PG) will be available to own on DVD from 10th November 2014, RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
In an attempt to reconstruct a murder case, radio host Lionel Hulme advertises for information as to the whereabouts of ex-convict Arthur John Smithers, who had served a seven-year prison sentence for the manslaughter of his partner. Between them they had perpetrated one of the most daring robberies of all time, escaping with a large sum of money. Smithers was subsequently tried and convicted on a separate murder charge, but the stolen notes were never recovered. It is with the ulterior motive of obtaining the money that Hulme is now investigating the case.
The Key Man (also known as Life at Stake) is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.