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YOKO TANI AND JOHN CRAWFORD IN 'PICCADILLY THIRD STOP'

Yoko Tani gets the cover from 1960 Rating: ***

The British crime-heist b-movie PICCADILLY THIRD STOP could also be known as Your Fault Jungle since there's never been a more spiteful, argumentative group to rob a safe together... 

Which includes usual suspect ingredients like the safe-cracker himself, the backer, the weak link, the leader, and instead of the usual Noir two are three dames, and the most important isn't British but Asian in French-born starlet YĆ“ko Tani as a rich ambassador's initially virginal daughter until played by womanizing lead Terence Morgan... 

After which she becomes part manipulated Geisha part trophy Marilyn Monroe ala THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, including not only an anticipated double-cross but attempted triple-cross... 

Particularly with HELL IS A CITY edgy/grouchy American import John Crawford, in-dept to crooked casino-owner Dennis Price while unhappily married to ingenue Mai Zetterling (sleeping with the sneaky Morgan, who lives with an underused Ann Lynn). So basically STOP is dialog-driven as the suspense lies not in the heist or whoever might be killed but who'll get a punch in the nose for annoying one another. That's except for quirky safe-cracking scene-stealer William Hartnell... who needed more screen-time since when he's around, the gang (and movie) becomes more centered, driven, professional. 

John Crawford, Terence Morgan, William Hartnell, Charles Kay in Piccadilly Third Stop
Mai Zetterling in Piccadilly Third Stop with John Crawford
Yoko Tani in Piccadilly Third Stop
Mai Zetterling in Piccadilly Third Stop
Terence Morgan with Charles Kay in Piccadilly Third Stop
William Hartnell in Piccadilly Third Stop
Yoko Tani in Piccadilly Third Stop with Terence Morgan
John Crawford and Terence Morgan in Piccadilly Third Stop
Yoko Tani in Piccadilly Third Stop
Yoko Tani in Piccadilly Third Stop with Terence Morgan
Yoko Tani in Piccadilly Third Stop
Yoko Tani in Piccadilly Third Stop with Terence Morgan
John Crawford and classy bad guy Dennis Pirce in Piccadilly Third Stop
Villain's muscle Doug Robinson in Piccadilly Third Stop
John Crawford and thug Doug Robinson in Piccadilly Third Stop
Yoko Tani in Piccadilly Third Stop with Terence Morgan
An underused Ann Lynn in Piccadilly Third Stop

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