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Crossroads To Crime (1960)

Crossroads To Crime was the live-action feature film directorial debut of Gerry Anderson, famous creator of Supermarionation as seen in StingraySupercar, Thunderbirds, Joe 90 and Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons. Anderson himself went on to retrospectively dismiss the movie as “possibly the worst film ever made”.

Filmed in and around Slough during the summer of 1960, Crossroads To Crime starred Welsh actor Anthony Oliver as PC Don Ross, a copper who stumbles upon a gang of crims in the local café, run by Connie Williams (Miriam Karlin), planning the hijacking robbery of a truck carrying £30,000 worth of cigarettes.

Unable to convince his superiors, Ross sets about some solo evidence-gathering by “joining” the gang.

With a brief running time of 57 minutes, the film was intended as a ‘B’ feature to be shown alongside the main film in cinemas, to bump screening times up to three hours.

PC Don Ross
Anthony Oliver
Miles
Ferdy Mayne
Diamond
George Murcell
Connie Williams
Miriam Karlin
Len
Victor Maddern
Joan Ross
Patricia Heneghan
Sergeant Pearson
Arthur Rigby
Johnny
David Graham
Paddy
Harry Towb
Harry
Terence Brook
Phillips
J. Mark Roberts
Basher
Donald Tandy
Lorry Driver
Bill Sawyer
Butler
Geoffrey Benton
Escort
Peter Diamond