Last Tattoo, The - 1994
Calella/Plumb Productions - 113 min.
DVD UPC # 013131161892; 5030697020895
Cast: Kerry Fox, Tony Goldwyn, Rod Steiger, Robert Loggia, John Bach, Timothy Balme, Tony Barry, Peter Hambleton, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Martyn Sanderson.
Crew: Screenplay: Keith Aberdein, John Reid; Photography: John Blick; Editor: John Scott; Music: John Charles; Producers: Neville Carson, Bill Gavin; Director: John Reid.
In 1943, U.S. marines are stationed near Wellington. One of them is murdered by the boss of the Hotel Workers Union, who is sitting pretty, exempt from military service and living it up on black market profits. Girls under the control of the union - of whom the victim's fiancee, Rose, is one - give sexual favours to the Americans, in return for information. The marine assigned to investigate the murder, tries to find Rose through a public health nurse who traces VD infections. However they discover there it more going on than they realized, involving a conspiracy amongst the Union, the government and the U.S. military. A well done, filmnoirish drama, filmed around Wellington, where the actual elements of the story took place. Definately recommended.
Censor Rating: M -- Review Rating: B+
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