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Out of the Shadow (1961)


aka Murder on the Campus, from the camera-stylo of Michael Winner, returning to his alma mater, Cambridge University. Terence Longdon (pictured above) is a journalist just returned from a foreign trip to be told his student brother has committed suicide. When he goes to the college to sort out his belongings, he is stonewalled by everyone and becomes suspicious. He teams up with Mary Johnson whose professor father (Dermot Walsh) has gone missing and they uncover a crime ring with links to postwar activities by American soldiers who will stop at nothing to find their booty. More deaths ensue … This is a low-budget crime thriller but has the benefit of the setting, a decent set of lead performances and a so-hep-it’s-groovy  jazz soundtrack by Jackie Brown and Cy Payne.


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