Crossroads To Crime was the live-action feature film directorial debut of Gerry Anderson, famous creator of Supermarionation as seen in Stingray, Supercar, 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
J. Mark Roberts