Recoil (1953 film)

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Directed by John Gilling
Written byJohn Gilling
Produced by
CinematographyMonty Berman
Edited by Sidney Hayers
Music by Stanley Black
Distributed by Eros Films
Release date
August 1953
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Recoil is a 1953 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Kieron Moore, Elizabeth Sellars and Edward Underdown. [1]


It was filmed at Alliance Studios in Twickenham. [2]


When thieves rob and murder her jeweller father, Jean Talbot resolves to bring them to justice by posing as a criminal and infiltrating their gang. She builds up evidence against her father's murderer by pretending to be in love with him.


Critical reception

TV Guide called the film "a taut and action-filled programmer." [3]

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  1. "Recoil (1953) | BFI". Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  2. Talking Pictures, programme notes, 15 Feb 2022
  3. "Recoil Review". 28 November 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014.