In tribute to Richard Attenborough, who died on Sunday 24 August, we're showing the great British noir based on Graham Greene's novel.
Attenborough, aged just 24, plays Pinkie, a small-town psycho whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course.
While leading his men in a racetrack robbery, Pinkie kills a man. He convinces pretty waitress Rose (Carol Marsh) to provide him with an alibi, promising to marry her in exchange. After the wedding, the sociopathic Pinkie conducts a slow and careful campaign to drive his young wife to suicide.