The October Man

Synopsis: Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed.
110 min

- How do you do?

- How do you do?

I wonder, could we have a little

more coal on the lounge fire?

It's really getting a bit chilly.

I'll take Mr Ackland up to

his room and I'll get you some.

You won't forget, will you?

No, Miss Heap! Miss Heap

always feels the cold so.

Oh, good evening, Mr Peachy.

Good evening.

- This is Mr Ackland.

- Good evening.

He's going in the room above you.

He's a retired businessman,

very rich, I've heard.

I think he likes it here because it's homey.

Number seven's Miss Newman.

She has a gramophone and the noise

comes through the wall sometimes,

but if it bothers you, just

knock on the wall and she'll stop.

And here's you.

It used to be Mr Leiper's

room. He went to Australia.

- Oh.

- (Train whistle)

We're a bit near the trains but

after a time you don't notice it.

If you let me know what time you'd

like your bath, I'll reserve it for you.

We like to have times so there's no waiting.

You look tired. Can I get you anything?

- No, thanks.

- An aspirin?

No, thanks very much.

Well, I'll leave you now. It's dinner time.


If there's anything you

want, please do let me know.

No, thanks very much. Thank you.

(Door closes)

From ghoulies, ghosties

and long-leggedy beasties

and things that go bump in the

night, good Lord, deliver us.

There, game end.

They could have set us if Mr

Pope had led the ace of diamonds.

Wisdom after the event.

- And before.

- Well, we'll see, eh, partner?

You'll have to excuse me, I'm

afraid. The accounts, you know.

I have a lot to do. There's Mr Ackland.

I was looking for you

after dinner, Mr Ackland.

- I was unpacking.

- Let me see.

- Miss Heap you met before dinner.

- Yes.

- Mrs Vinton...

- Could we have more coal on the fire?

Yes, Miss Heap. Mrs Vinton, Miss

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Eric Ambler

Eric Clifford Ambler OBE (28 June 1909 – 22 October 1998) was an influential British author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre. He also worked as a screenwriter. Ambler used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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