Barbados Quest Film Details
Overview: J. D. Everleigh, a wealthy American, purchases a rare stamp in London from Geoffrey Blake, who says he represents Robert Coburn, a stamp agent. Everleigh begins to suspect the stamp is a counterfeit and hires private-detective Tom Ma
Review: ***SPOILERS*** Slow and boring film about a valuable stamp from Barbados that’s been faked to look real that leads to a number of people being murdered because of it. It’s up to private investigator Tom Martin, Tom Conway, to get to the bottom of this mystery. It’s Martin who with the help of his lovable ex convict sidekick Barney Wilson, Michael Balfour, who cracks the case wide open in uncovering who’s behind all this shenanigans. There’s also pretty Jean Larson,Delphi Lawrence, who ends up becoming Martin’s lover only to later end up behind bars in her working for the person who not only ended up murdering two people but implicating her in the killing without Jean even knowing it. Boring as hell with very little to recommend it the film does have a really cool car chase through the English countryside to keep you from falling asleep as well as Berney’s wise cracks that’s about the best dialog in the entire film. As for the person behind this stamp sham, as well as murders, he’s about as obvious as a advance case of the German Measles in being exposed almost as soon as we, and Tom Martin,were introduced to him. Thus taking away all the suspense,if there ever was any, that would keep you watching to find out who exactly did it! The two murders in the film as well as the person who had forged the Barbados stamp almost making the genuine ones, there was only four of them minted, worthless on the open world stamp collectors market. Tom Conway the former Saint of the 1930’s and 1940’s does is best to stay sober, by then he was suffering from a case of acute alcoholism, and alert in the film and does manage to somehow pull it off. But what Conway and the rest of the cast couldn’t do is save the movie which was dead on arrival even before it began rolling. The film “Murder on Approval” got the stamp of disapproval by both the movie critics and movie audience by dying at the box office almost as soon as it opened! And to those involved in the film it couldn’t have totally and completely disappeared from the movie going public’s memories fast enough!
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 70 min
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Also known as: Murder on Approval,Barbados Quest,Barbadoksen jäljillä