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23 Paces to Baker Street 1956 123movies

23 Paces to Baker Street 1956 123movies

STEP-BY-STEP...May. 18, 1956103 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Famed American playwright Phillip Hannon is in London making revisions to his play currently running in the West End. He is doing this mundane work rather than write a new play since he has retreated from life following the recent and permanent loss of his sight. That retreat from life includes breaking off his engagement to his former secretary, Jean Lennox, who still loves him. One evening at his local pub, he overhears a conversation between a man and a woman that he knows involves criminal activity, what he surmises to be the kidnapping plot of a child in exactly one week’s time. The local police patronizingly dismiss his report as the overactive imagination of a blind writer. With Jean and his faithful manservant Bob Matthews by his side – the former with some reluctance on Phil’s part – Phil goes on a search to uncover the plot using what little pieces of information he has at hand, which includes the man’s name being Evans, the woman, who is involved under duress, working as a nanny for a family whose head is formally a lady, that lady having attended a concert that evening, the family living along a certain bus route, and the nanny herself wearing an expensive perfume well beyond her means. His physical disability is an obvious disadvantage. But what may be working to Phil’s advantage is his keen sense of dialogue and its subtext in deciphering the conversation, using his other senses which people with sight take for granted, and people, including the criminals, underestimating him because he’s blind.
Plot: Philip Hannon, a blind playwright living in London, overhears part of a conversation , that leads him into a desperate race, to find a kidnapped child. When he gets no help from the police, he along with his butler, and his ex fiancée, attempt to track down the crooks.
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Blind Man’s Bluff
Van Johnson’s highly developed senses of sound and odor go a long way in 23 Paces To Baker Street. Although there’s no reference at all to Baker Street’s most famous resident in literature, Johnson turns out to be quite the detective himself although he had two premises initially wrong.

The blind Johnson is an American author living in London and keeping company with fellow expatriate Vera Miles. His only living companion is his valet Cecil Parker. While enjoying a drink at a nearby pub, he overhears what sounds like a criminal plot of kidnapping. Of course when he takes his suspicions to Scotland Yard they are understandably dubious.

Without sight and not being able to write apparently even braille, Johnson records the conversation on his tape recorder and goes over and over it.

What I liked about 23 Paces To Baker Street and Johnson’s performance in it is that it shows Johnson making use of his other senses which in turn give him a kind of mission in life as opposed to being bitter about his fate. On the other hand he certainly has obvious vulnerabilities which the bad guys take advantage of. There is a harrowing scene in a bombed out building from the Blitz in which Johnson is nearly killed.

Young Natalie Norwood as an unwilling participant in the plot is also a standout here. And Patricia Laffan who was both Poppaea in Quo Vadis and the Devil Girl From Mars is equally villainous here.

Nice job all around with director Henry Hathaway getting great performances from Johnson, Miles, and the British cast supporting them.

Review By: bkoganbing Rating: 7 Date: 2012-10-16
A blind playwright, Phillip Hannon, is sitting in a pub when he overhears a suspicious conversation. The two people in the next booth appear to be plotting a crime. Hannon informs the police but they are convinced his suspicions are merely due to the workings of his dramatical mind. Undeterred, he sets out to work out the mystery himself. However, this puts his own life in danger.

Mildly interesting. The main plot has a Hitchcockian feel to it, reinforced by it resembling Rear Window but with a blind man instead of a man unable to walk. (Interestingly, Rear Window was released only two years previously). Unfortunately, that’s where any resemblance to an Alfred Hitchcock drama ends.

While there is some intrigue, there is little tension, as director Henry Hathaway just lets things go on without upping the pace or creating any real sense of danger. The plot is far from watertight, highlighted by a final twist that, while unforeseen, doesn’t entirely make sense.

This said, it is intriguing enough to not be a total waste of time.

Review By: grantss Rating: 6 Date: 2018-06-24

Other Information:

Original Title 23 Paces to Baker Street
Release Date 1956-05-18
Release Year 1956

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Budget 1375000
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Approved
Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Henry Hathaway
Writer Nigel Balchin, Philip MacDonald
Actors Van Johnson, Vera Miles, Cecil Parker
Country United States
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) (Westrex Recording System), Mono (optical prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.55 : 1
Camera Bausch & Lomb Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe (color by) (as De Luxe)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope (as A CinemaScope Picture)
Printed Film Format 35 mm

23 Paces to Baker Street 1956 123movies
Original title 23 Paces to Baker Street
TMDb Rating 6.8 49 votes

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