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    Does anyone have a copy of Crossroads to Crime, directed by the infamous national treasure Gerry Anderson? I have asked around everywhere-Amazon does not have it, HMV doesn't, neither do Virgin or WHSmith.



    I don't mind what format it is in, as long as they are video or DVD. I cannot say I have been blessed with a Betamax machine!






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    I wouldn't mind a copy either! --------------has anyone ever seen it?

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    The film has never had an offical release. I have seen it .... it is a good example of early 60s low budget crime thrillers and is often included among the 'Edgar Wallace' series of films.

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    Disapointed!



    Thought that was gonna be a film of Noel Gordens life story!



    xx

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    I have CROSSROADS TO CRIME on DVD if anyone needs a copy. It was Gerry Anderson's first all live action film.

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    name='crunchie']I have CROSSROADS TO CRIME on DVD if anyone needs a copy. It was Gerry Anderson's first all live action film.


    It was his only live action feature film as a director.

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    Available from Network on the 19th of August:

    http://networkonair.com/shop/1768-ed...626392840.html


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    Thanks mariocki, I shall be getting this one to replace my blurry VHS dub :)

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    Included in the dvd is a short 'making of ' extra which is very funny. Surviving cast and crew, begrudgingly, share a few, awful, memories of the film. All shot for �16,500 apparently.

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    Just watched this earlier and you can see why cast & crew complained: to call it pedestrian would imply that it had some kind of pace. There are a number of scenes in which the actors are clearly awaiting their cues and the single person set-ups (and cutting thereof) are quite awful. What was Gerry thinking?

    Somebody expressed an opinion that this was no better nor worse than most of the Edgar Wallace thrillers - a point on which I would beg to differ; a number of them are little gems, but this...

    Smudge

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    I first uncovered 'Crossroads to Crime' in one of those big film yearbooks - I think it was doing the usual index search for Patrick McGoohan, Diana Rigg, Gerry Anderson etc. and there it was 'Anderson, Gerry - Director 'Crossroads to Crime' which took me to a one paragraph item on the 'premier'. I nor anybody else I knew had ever heard of this before, and I did mix with the right people in those days'.

    The big shame is that only a couple of weeks earlier we had interviewed Gerry for Time Screen magazine. We managed to get a mention of 'Crossroads to Crime' in the article, but I would have loved to have seen Gerry's reaction had we brought it up in the interview. Another 'if only' moment.

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    I found a mention of the film in a Lumiere Films sales catalogue and, as I was doing some work for them at the time, tried to convince them to release it. They were interested enough to run a VHS off to view it, but lost interest once they saw the film. I even suggested putting out on a double bill with an Edgar Wallace film featuring Bernard Lee, to tempt both Anderson and Bond fans, but they weren't interested.

    At least they gave me a copy of the film!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil View Post
    Included in the dvd is a short 'making of ' extra which is very funny. Surviving cast and crew, begrudgingly, share a few, awful, memories of the film. All shot for �16,500 apparently.
    Yes must admit I enjoyed that more than the film itself.!

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    Several good actors in this one - Miriam Karlin(in a rare dramatic role), Ferdy Mayne, and a sizeable role for George Murcell.........

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