Devil's Bait

(1959)
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Overview

Baker Keen helps police sergeant Jackson search for a loaf of bread baked in a poisoned container in a strictly routine suspense drama.

A rat exterminator uses cyanide in a bakery. When one bakery pan and one loaf of bread become accidentally poisoned, a hunt for that loaf ensues. The story is engaging, if somewhat predictable. The telling of it mixes humor, gentility and genuine fear somewhat uneasily. I find that this kind of mixture detracts from the overall impact. I prefer a tighter and more monochrome focus. This mixture, however, seems to crop up in a good number of British pictures and be a generic aspect of them. The most memorable moments are those depicting a terrified blonde who realizes that the bread is poisoned and races to warn her companion, discovering poisoned geese along the way.

  1. Peter Graham Scott

    Director

  2. Diana Watson

    Writer

  3. Peter Johnston

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Geoffrey Keen

    Geoffrey Keen

    Joe Frisby

  2. Jane Hylton

    Jane Hylton

    Ellen Frisby

  3. Gordon Jackson

    Gordon Jackson

    Sergeant Malcolm

  4. Dermot Kelly

    Mr. Alfred Love

  5. Shirley Lawrence

    Shirley Gordon

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Status Released

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  • December 1, 1959
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 58m

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