The Black Panther

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A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

  1. Joanne Leighton


  2. Ian Merrick


  3. Michael Armstrong


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  1. Donald Sumpter

    Donald Sumpter

    Donald Neilson

  2. Debbie Farrington

    Debbie Farrington

    Lesley Whittle

  3. Marjorie Yates

    Marjorie Yates

    Neilson's Wife

  4. SO

    Sylvia O'Donnell

    Neilson's Daughter

  5. AB

    Andrew Burt

    Lesley's Brother

  6. AK

    Alison Key

    Lesley's Sister-in-Law

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 26, 1977
    18, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

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The Black Panther is directed by Ian Merrick and written by Michael Armstrong. It stars Donald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington, Marjorie Yates, Sylvia O'Donnell, Andrew Burt, Alison Key, Ruth Dunning and David Swift. Music is by David Hewson and cinematography by Joe Mangine.

Between 1971 and 1975 an armed robber turned murderer known as The Black Panther was hunted by police as the public in the North and Midlands areas of England waited anxiously. When 17 year old Leslie Whittle became an heiress to a fortune, she was kidnapped and held to ransom by The Black P... read the rest.

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