First ever Double Film Bill of Blackout/Bond of Fear. A double bill of great British suspense films. Blackout stars Eric Pohlmann and Maxwell Reed, who plays a blind man trying to piece together the evidence to capture a vicious gang of crooks and murderers. In Bond of Fear a murderer is on the run and decides to kidnap a family who are taking their caravan abroad. Holding their son at gunpoint, he forces them to evade the massive police manhunt.
I remember seeing this film on TV when I was a kid and was totally absorbed. I still like this type of old British movie. I think it's the good old-fashioned storyline with lots of suspense that does it for me. So here we have good old Dermot Walsh minding his own business, taking his family on a trip with the caravan in tow and ending up with a wanted criminal holding them hostage whilst on the move with their trailer. For me, the acting is more than decent and for anyone like me who has a penchant for rather cheaply made, but nonetheless good, black and white British second features of this era, it would be a very decent purchase --www.imdb.com
The film is full of actors familiar from that period,including one of my favourite actors of that time Eric Pohleman.He really was a superb villain.The fact that he had a continental accent meant that this made him sound even more sinister to the post war audiences.Also featured is Michael Brennan who must have beaten up more leading men than he had hot dinners.Kynaston Reeves who usually played Judges has a longer part than usual.In all a entertaining thriller --www.imdb.com