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The Risk

The Risk

Tony Britton
Director: John Boulting, Roy Boulting Cast: Tony Britton
Tony Britton
, Virginia Maskell
Virginia Maskell
John Boulting, Roy Boulting,


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The Risk is a mild melodrama concerning the political aspects of germ warfare. A group of British scientists led by Peter Cushing develop a means of wiping out the bubonic plague and typhus. Unfortunately the method is variable enough to run the risk of spreading the very diseases it is designed to destroy. When the British government refuses to allow the results of the experiments to be published, the scientists seek out support from a big-time publisher (Raymond Huntley) who has his own diabolical agenda. The Risk has moments of genuine tension, though not enough to fully realize the storyline's potential.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/21/2021
UPC: 0883629536156
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Sinister Cinema
Sales rank: 53,627

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Britton Bob Marriott
Virginia Maskell Lucy Byrne
Peter Cushing Prof. Sewell
Ian Bannen Alan Andrews
Raymond Huntley Sir George Gatling
Thorley Walters Mr. Prince
Donald Pleasence Brown
Spike Milligan Arthur
Robert Bruce Levers
Anthony Booth Parkin
Brian Oulton Director
Sam Kydd Slater
Geoffrey Bayldon Rosson
Andre Charisse Heller
Basil Dignam Dr. Childs
Kenneth Griffith Dr. Shole
Margaret Lacey Prince's Wife
Murray Melvin Teddy Boy
John Payne Iverson
Ian Wilson Pin Table Man
Bruce Wightman Phil

Technical Credits
John Boulting Director,Producer
Roy Boulting Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Nigel Balchin Screenwriter
Jeffrey Dell Screenwriter
John Jympson Editor
Peter James Set Decoration/Design
John Wilkes Musical Direction/Supervision
Freddie Williamson Makeup
Albert Witherick Art Director

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