The Intruder

1953

Drama / War

100
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 226

Synopsis


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Cast

Dennis Price as Leonard Pirry
George Baker as Adjutant
George Cole as William Blake
Jack Hawkins as Wolf Merton
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778.31 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
84 min
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1.41 GB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
84 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by malcolmgsw 6 / 10 / 10

Jack Hawkins as a Compassionate Colonel

Jack Hawkins plays a Colonel of a tank corps during world war two.After the war he finds a burglar in his home who turns out to be Michael Medwin who was one of his loyalist soldiers during the war.It turns out that he is on the run from prison having been sent there for manslaughter.The story of how Medwin arrived at that spot is dealt with by flashbacks.A couple of them ,such as that with Arthur Howard,don't add very much too the plot.What this film does tell us about is the trouble that many ex servicemen had in adapting back to civilian life.The cast is excellent and is very entertaining.However I found the end a bit of a disappointment and rather an anti climax.Not seen now,it deserves an airing.There is a great cameo from Denis Price who nearly steals the film with his cowardly Captain.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 3 / 10 / 10

On the road to crime

Was very intrigued by the idea for the story for 'The Intruder'. The cast, including Jack Hawkins, George Cole and Dennis Price, were appetising, some good talent here. Plus it was directed by Guy Hamilton in his second film as director (his first being 'The Ringer'), Hamilton was an uneven director to me but he also did do some great work such as 'Evil Under the Sun', 'The Colditz Story', 'An Inspector Calls' and 'Goldfinger'. Personally didn't find 'The Intruder' a great film as such, but still found it mostly well done and with a good deal to admire. Wouldn't go as far to call it a must see and it is not really among the best work of everybody involved, having said that 'The Intruder' strikes me as a film deserving of more credit and not as one barely known/shown today (or at least over-shadowed by those wider advertised or with even bigger names involved). 'The Intruder' maybe took a little too long to get going as a result of being bogged down by a few of the flashbacks where momentum was not always there (the Arthur Howard subplot agreed doesn't add a lot) and Hamilton's directorial inexperience showed a bit. Occasionally, it makes its points a touch too heavily, though not to the extent of feeling talked down to. It did feel anti-climactic at the end and didn't leave as startling an impact as it could have done. For all those drawbacks though, 'The Intruder' came over mostly as a film that was done with intelligence and taste. The titular character is written with plenty of meat and compelling realism, even if the other characters are not quite as rich, while the atmosphere does wrench the gut and resonate emotionally and the dialogue is thought-provoking. Most of the story is compelling, and handled intelligently and sensitively, allowing for some powerful moments. It is always easy to follow and didn't come over as disjointed or episodic. The production values are more than competent and quite beautifully done. The cast do a great job, Hawkins playing his character with hugely effective force and compassion and Michael Medwin giving a wholly convincing portrait of a flawed person worth rooting for. Cole and Price are scene stealers, as is bubbly Dora Bryan. On the whole, a decent film if not a great one. 7/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by writers_reign 3 / 10 / 10

I'm All Wrong, Jack

This was a full decade before The Servant made a section of the cinema-going public aware of Robin Maugham as a novelist and although he was by no means the first writer to address the problem of long-serving servicemen adjusting to civilian life (arguably Hemingway was the first to do so in his 1925 short story 'Soldier's Home' and 20 years later Robert Sherwood's screenplay 'The Best Years Of Our Lives' explored the same theme) he made a half-decent fist of it. Jack Hawkins as Wolf Merton the ex-tank commander virtually phones it in and the movie, helmed by Guy Hamilton, is rich in supporting actors like Edward Chapman, George Cole, Duncan Lamont with Michael Medwin as Ginger (Maugham's novel was entitled 'Line On Ginger', much more evocative than the insipid The Intruder) Edwards possibly hoping the film would kick-start a more successful career than it in fact did.

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