Based on a story by John Gilling & Guido Coen (and directed/produced by Gilling/Coen) I found this to be an enjoyable little film noir, with the requisite ingredients of a gloomy atmosphere and shadowy scenes, along with seedy city locations shot through more offbeat camera angles, while also blending elements of the B-movie genre with some occasionally melodramatic performances along with a low budget feel.
Directed at a decent pace, this is a diverting enough crime tale with a motley collection of seedy/shady characters set against a lively Jazz backdrop of nightclubs & Beatnik-populated cafes. The line-up is made up of an impressive collection of familiar character actors.
Following a violent raid in Hatton Garden, the innocent Janine Heining (Janine Gray) is stricken with amnesia, and finds both the law & criminal fraternity hot on her trail, with dizzying scenes of Ms Gray staggering through night-time city streets with a swirling melange of lights and music enveloping her. Dyson Lovell stars as Johnny, the trumpeter boyfriend out to make some easy money (here we go again - the name "Johnny".. now with this being a vintage crime movie, he must be a felon - right?) Marne Maitland & Stanley Meadows do what they do best in familiar roles, while John Horsley & Duncan Lamont represent the right side of the law.
With it's grainy appearance, the movie actually looks older than it's years (1963) and while having a running time of 77 minutes, the movie doesn't outstay it's welcome - a decent enough crime drama. While the picture quality certainly isn't much to write home about, the sound quality is generally OK/acceptable. There are no subtitles. The only extra is a collection of Best of British trailers.