There Is Another Sun (1951) starring Susan Shaw, Maxwell Reed, Laurence Harvey, Hermione Baddeley, Leslie Dwyer, Meredith Edwards, Robert Adair, Earl Cameron directed by Lewis Gilbert Movie Review

There Is Another Sun (1951)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Susan Shaw and Laurence Harvey in There Is Another Sun (1951)

The Boxer and The Biker

A daredevil wall of death rider by the name of Racer (Maxwell Reed) is in need of money to buy himself a new bike and get on the race track again. Along with young fairground boxer Maguire (Laurence Harvey) he plans to pull of a robbery in order to get the money. But both men find themselves interested in the attractive young Lilian (Susan Shaw) making things complicated especially when Maguire finds himself getting blamed for nearly killing a man when it was Racer's doing all along.

60 plus years after "There Is Another Sun" was made and it is now a movie for those whose interests lie not in the seeking of entertainment but in those involved in the movie such as Laurence Harvey and director Lewis Gilbert. But whilst Harvey would go on to appear in some great movies and Gilbert would direct some classic British movies "There is Another Sun" is sadly just a run of the mill British b-movie.

Within the first 15 minutes, as soon as Lilian enters the scene "There Is Another Sun" becomes pretty obvious because the characters are so well defined. We have Racer who is the dangerous one with the mysterious past and a chip on his shoulder, we have the young and naive Maguire who can't see that Racer is using him and of course Lilian, the pretty blonde caught between the exciting Racer and nice guy Maguire. It doesn't take a genius to work out that at some point Maguire is going to end up taking the rap for something Racer does and in doing so losing Lilian only for the truth to come out before the credits roll and the good guy to come good in the end.

What this all boils down to is that "There Is Another Sun" is now just an incredibly ordinary b-movie which is obvious in how it is going to play out. Still if you are a fan of director Lewis Gilbert or any of the actors it is interesting as an example of their earlier movies.