Cosh Boy

Cosh Boy

James Kenney
Director: Lewis Gilbert Cast: James Kenney
James Kenney
, Joan Collins
Joan Collins
, Betty Ann Davies
Betty Ann Davies
Lewis Gilbert


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The British Cosh Boy was unsubtly but appropriately retitled The Slasher in the U.S. James Kenney plays Roy Walsh, one of the most thoroughly unpleasant characters ever to appear on screen. When he's not busy beating and robbing the aged and infirm, Roy enjoys slapping around his lady friends. And then one day, he goes too far. Based on a stage play by Bruce Walker, in which James Kenney also starred, Cosh Boy makes few concessions to taste and propriety; as a result, it was in for quite a going over when released stateside. Among the women abused by the "hero" in the course of the film is Joan Collins in one of her first important roles.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2020
UPC: 0738329233846
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 35,289

Special Features

Alternate U.S. Opening; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Kenney Roy Walsh
Joan Collins Rene Collins
Betty Ann Davies Elsie Walsh
Robert Ayres Bob Stevens
Hermione Baddeley Mrs. Collins
Hermione Gingold Queenie
Peter Swanwick Actor
Ian Whittaker Alfie Collins
Frederick Piper Mr. Easter
Sean Lynch Darky
Walter Hudd Magistrate
Sidney James Sergeant
Edward Evans Sgt. Woods
Laurence Naismith Inspector Donaldson
Arthur Howard Actor
Johnny Briggs Skinny
Cameron Hall Actor

Technical Credits
Lewis Gilbert Director,Screenwriter
Daniel M. Angel Producer
Jack Asher Cinematographer
Vernon Gilbert Harris Screenwriter
Charles Hasse Editor
Bernard Robinson Art Director
Lambert Williamson Score Composer

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