"Emergency Call" is a British film released in 1952 by Nettlefold Films. The film was directed by
Lewis Gilbertand stars Jack Warner in a familiar role playing a policeman, Anthony Steel, Joy Sheltonand Sid Jamesas a dubious boxing promoter. cite web|url=http://www.britmovie.co.uk/genres/drama/filmography01/019.html |title=Emergency Call (1952) |accessdate=2007-08-14 ] cite web|url=http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/32253 |title=BFI / Film & TV Database / EMERGENCY CALL (1952) |accessdate=2007-08-14 |publisher=BPI ]
The film was remade in 1962 as "Emergency" starring
Glyn Houstoncite web|url=http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/32253?view=synopsis |title=BFI / Film & TV Database / EMERGENCY CALL (1952) |accessdate=2007-08-14 ]
The film centres around a race against the clock to locate three blood donors each able to donate one
pintof a rare type of bloodto save the life of a young girl suffering from leukaemia. The doctor in charge of treating the girl enlists the assistance of police officer Inspector Lane in order to assist in the search for suitable donors. The three donors are each from very different backgrounds, a white boxer, a black sailor, and finally a murderer who has been on the run from the police for a number of years. The boxer's donation is fairly straightforward, having only to avoid his manager, the sailor's donation is more complicated, following a war-time incident where a dying Nazisoldier refused to accept his offer of a donation which he attributes to racism, he initially refuses to donate, until it is explained to him that the Nazi officer refused his donation for reasons that can be attributed to the Nazi's Master race ideology.
The final donor is a murder on the run from the police, living under an assumed name. The police eventually locate the man and he suffers a
gunshot injury. He must choose to donate the last pint of blood needed and die at the scene from blood loss, or to refuse to donate in order to receive treatment in hospital but with the knowledge he will surely be found guilty of murder at trial and sentenced to death. The criminal chooses to donate and the young girl survives.
Jack Warner- "Inspector Lane"
Anthony Steel- "Dr. Carter"
Joy Shelton- "Laura Bishop"
Sid James- "Danny Marks"
Freddie Mills- "Tim Mahoney"
Earl Cameron- "George Robinson"
John Robinson- "Dr. Braithwaite"
Thora Hird- "Mrs. Cornelius"
Eric Pohlmann- "Flash Harry"
Sydney Tafler- "Brett"
* Vida Hope - "Brenda"
* Geoffrey Hibbert - "Jackson"
* Henry Hewitt - "Mr. Wilberforce"
* Avis Scott - "Marie"
Peggy Bryan- Ward Sister
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