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Long before it concentrated on its series of [[Performer~P165859~Edgar Wallace~edgarwallace]] mysteries, the British Merton Park studios cut its teeth on taut little home-grown melodramas. Assassin for Hire stars [[Performer~P69565~Sydney Tafler~sydneytafler]] as Antonio Riccardi, a professional killer who has long managed to elude the law. Inspector Carson ([[Performer~P212195~Ronald Howard~ronaldhoward]]) is determined to bring Riccardi to justice, but has no evidence to work with. In a peculiar twist of fate, Riccardi is brought to heel by a crime he didn't commit. Beyond its better-than-usual production values, Assassin for Hire permits us a glimpse at [[Performer~P212195~Ronald Howard~ronaldhoward]] impersonating a detective several years before starring in the [[Feature~V175338~Sherlock Holmes~sherlockholmes[tvseries]]] TV series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


John Hewer
as Guiseppi Riccardi
Sam Kydd
as Bert
Sydney Tafler
as Antonio Riccardi
Ewen Solon
as Fred
Gerald Case
as Detective Sergeant Stott
Ronald Howard
as Detective Inspector Carson
Martin Benson
as Catesby


Julian Wintle
Eric Hodges