Solo For Sparrow

This average crime picture stars Houston as a local detective who takes a leave of absence to set up his own private-eye business when Scotland Yard interferes with his jurisdiction. He successfully discovers that Coles and storekeeper, Newlands, were behind a jewel store robbery which resulted in the death of Norman's wife, the store cashier. Houston nearly...read more

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This average crime picture stars Houston as a local detective who takes a leave of absence to set up his own private-eye business when Scotland Yard interferes with his jurisdiction. He successfully discovers that Coles and storekeeper, Newlands, were behind a jewel store robbery which

resulted in the death of Norman's wife, the store cashier. Houston nearly suffers the same fate, but after exchanging gunfire with the culprits, he turns them over to Scotland Yard. Released in Britain in 1962, the film's US release was held up for four years, by which time ZULU, Michael Caine's

first real success, had given Caine sufficient exposure so that his name on a marquee meant something.

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