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Long before it concentrated on its series of Edgar Wallace mysteries, the British Merton Park studios cut its teeth on taut little home-grown melodramas. Assassin for Hire stars Sydney Tafler as Antonio Riccardi, a professional killer who has long managed to elude the law. Inspector Carson (Ronald Howard) 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 Ronald Howard impersonating a detective several years before starring in the Ronald Howard TV series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

Julian Wintle
Producer
Eric Hodges
Editor
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