|Solo for Sparrow|
|Directed by||Gordon Flemyng|
|Produced by||Jack Greenwood|
|Written by||Roger Marshall|
|Based on||novel The Gunner by Edgar Wallace|
|Music by||Bernard Ebbinghouse|
|Edited by||Robert Jordan Hill|
|Distributed by||Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (U.K.)|
Solo for Sparrow is a 1962 crime film directed by Gordon Flemyng and produced by Jack Greenwood and Abhinandan Nikhanj, part of the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of British second-features. It stars Anthony Newlands, Glyn Houston and Nadja Regin, and features Michael Caine in an early supporting role. The film was released in America in 1966, when the producers capitalised on Caine's new-found fame and released it with his name above the title.
Inspector Sparrow (Glyn Houston) is a provincial detective who sets up his own private-eye firm when Scotland Yard meddles with his business. When crooks accidentally kill a shop cashier while stealing the keys to the jewellery shop where she works, Sparrow goes to work. He successfully tracks down the criminals and turns them over to Scotland Yard.
- Anthony Newlands as Reynolds
- Glyn Houston as Inspector Sparrow
- Nadja Regin as Mrs. Reynolds
- Michael Coles as Pin Norman
- Allan Cuthbertson as Chief Superintendent Symington
- Ken Wayne as Baker
- Jerry Stovin as Lewis
- Jack May as Inspector Hudson
- Murray Melvin as Larkin
- Peter Thomas as Bell
- Michael Caine as Mooney
- Neil McCarthy as Dusty
- Susan Maryott as Sue Warren
- William Gaunt as Detective Sergeant Reeve
- Nancy O'Neil as Miss Martin
- Yvonne Buckingham as Jenny
- Bartlett Mullins as Mr. Walters
- Wanda Ventham as Waitress
- Eric Dodson as Dr. Wolfson
- Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110951943 – via Google Books.
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