Doublecross (1956)

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  • The Queer Fish Alternative


A Cornish poacher/fisherman, Albert Pascoe, is paid by two men and a woman to take them over to France by trawler, unaware that they have stolen top secret documents, killing a man in the process. During the voyage, Pascoe overhears them talking about the killing and turns the boat back towards Cornwall, but fixing the compass to give the impression to the passengers that they are still on course for the French coast. On reaching the coast the woman, Anna, warns Pascoe that he will be killed once he has put them ashore. Having rowed the two men ashore in a small boat, Pascoe overpowers them and makes his escape back to the trawler. Reaching his home port, he explains to the police that he landed the two men in a small cove from which they will not be able to climb out. All charges against Anna will be dropped.

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