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DIRECTED by Seth Holt (The Nanny and Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb), Nowhere Tp Go is a stylish, grimy tale of deception and betrayal.
A rare, late excursion into film noir for Ealing Studios, scripted by first-time director Holt and critic Ken Tynan.
Paul Gregory (George Nader, Robot Monster) is a thief and conman. He has come to London from Canada in order to rob Harriet Jefferson (Bessie Love, The Lost World) of her rare coin collection.
Having sold the coins, he puts the money in a safe deposit box and waits to be arrested, expecting to be out in five years. Sentenced instead to ten years, Gregory breaks out of prison with the help of Victor Sloane (Bernard Lee, The Third Man, Dr, No, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love), planning to collect the money then leave the country.
A series of accidents and double-crosses sends Gregory spinning through London’s criminal underworld, before he ends up on the run in the Welsh countryside with socialite Bridget Howard (Maggie Smith, TV’s Downton Abbey, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie).
This first ever DVD release of this lost gem from Ealing Studios is often described as “the least Ealing film ever made”, the film features an audacious, almost soundless nine-minute prison break opening sequence and a jazz score by British musician Dizzy Reece.
Nowhere To Go was also Maggie Smith’s feature film debut, for which she was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the BAFTAs.
Most excitingly, this release features the full 100 minute version of the film – on its original release MGM cut it by 15 minutes in order to fit it into a double bill.
Extras including Revisiting Nowhere To Go (a new featurette including crew interviews).
Nowhere To Go has been figitally re-mastered and is out on DVD on January 14th, 2013.
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Running time: 100mins
UK DVD Release: January 14, 2013