This enjoyable Butchers films double bill, both directed by prolific B-movie director Lance Comfort, have a connecting theme in the form of printing plates.
Firstly, we have "Breaking Point", in this 1961 production, Peter Reynolds stars in the lead role, playing the part of Eric Winlatter, the unhappily married nephew of a printing firm owner, his work at the firm is rather dull.
Eventually the Eastern state of Lalvador makes a request for the plates used for the country's currency. After a disagreement with his wife, Cherry, (Joanna Dunham) Winlatter visits a gambling club, where he eventually becomes entangled with, and set up by a group of hostile spies. The movie also stars Lisa Gastoni and Dermot Walsh, who's character becomes involved with Winlatter's wife. The movie runs for 56 minutes approx.
The second movie, "Man From Tangier" opens in Tangier with a murder and the theft of a set of counterfeit plates, desperate to retrieve the plates, top crook Voss (Played by Martin Benson) immediately sends out unwilling moll, Michele (another appearance from the lovely Lisa Gastoni) in an attempt to track them down. With a tragic past, and with good reason for wishing to remain incognito, Michele is easily manipulated by Voss.
Meanwhile, following an innocent visit to a London Barbers, American stuntman Chuck Collins (Robert Hutton) is accidently handed someone else's coat, which lands him at the centre of the intrigue. Made in 1957, the movie runs for 63 minutes approx.
Both films were made in black and white, and the remastered picture and sound quality are very good, no extras or subtitles. Both movies are typical Butchers B-movie thrillers, well-paced with a short running time, and for fans of vintage British B-movies, well worth a look.