The Frightened Man
The Frightened Man is a 1952 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Dermot Walsh, Barbara Murray and Charles Victor. It is also known by the alternative title of Rosselli and Son and was shot at Twickenham and Riverside Studios. Its plot concerns a son of a rag-and-bone man who suffers a dramatic fall from grace.
Junk dealer Roselli's dreams for his son Julius are disappointed when the young man is sent down from Oxford University after poor grades. Julius then gets involved with a gang of Camden Town jewel thieves for whom his father is the fence. When they attempt to rob a warehouse, Julius is injured in the getaway but continues his involvement. The gang next plan a raid on a jeweller’s in Hatton Garden, but intend to cut out Roselli. The old man tips off the police – unaware that his son is a member of the gang.