Wednesday, 18 August 2010


The film 'Downfall' marked TP's UK film debut and his first significant screen role, albeit in a support feature or 'B' movie. It was part of the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series which was produced out of the small Merton Park Studios in South London.

TP plays the part of Martin Somers who has been successfully acquited by his barrister (Maurice Denham) of the 'L Plate Murder'. Denham then hires him as his chauffeur to aid his rehabiliatation. However it soon begins to look as if his kindly employer has every intention of having him put back in the frame.

It's an efficient and compelling thriller which still airs on television to this day.

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