Twist of Fate (1954)
This 1954 British Lion Film Corporation and United Artists film has a scene of an underground mint
which is manufacturing counterfeit British gold Sovereign coins.
and gives her furs and jewels. Stanley also runs a gangster syndicate which counterfeits
British gold Sovereign coins and sells them outside France.
Ginger meets Jacques Bergerac who is an artist (potter) and they fall in love.
Stanley comes to believe that Ginger and Herbert are lovers, the two men fight over her,
Herbert kills Stanley, moves the body around, eventually to Ginger's car and then to Jacques' studio.
Ginger and Jacques.
1. The French Riviera
The film was shot on location there.
2. Stanley and Ginger in his office
The office has interesting 1950's decor.
3. Herbert and Ginger
Herbert tells Ginger that his wife is in a sanitarium, implies that he needs money for her care,
and Ginger gives him some.
He actually uses the money for gambling at a casino.
This is a British gold Sovereign coin:
4. Britain gold Sovereign 1915
Gold, 22mm, 8.00gm, fineness: 22 Carat (0.916)
Interestingly enough, 1910 Sovereigns are rarer than most from that period.
gold was priced at $35 per troy ounce.
They were worth more in some countries due to importation laws and taxes.
5. Stanley's "mint"
The "mint" is in an old building and uses an old coin press.
Collector: Here are the new pressings, even the Bank of England couldn't make them any better.
Stanley: They need rubbing down a little, they're too bright for a date 1910
Collector: Leave it to him, this guy can do anything with gold.
Stanley: How many agents
And all have sovereigns's on hand.
I can get $20 in Rome, in Cairo they're just $18.
The Tangier prices are rising all the time.
I'm shipping the whole minting plant to Tangier and making the coins there.
It's an international zone and the law's easier there, besides I have gold in Tangier.
Stanley sends collector to collect money from agents and debtors.
6. Stanley's coin press
A closer look at the coin press which looks like a real antique.
7. Jacques and Ginger
The two meet after Jacques rescues Ginger from an automobile accident.
8. The police sort things out and let the lovers go
Ginger Rogers as 'Johnny' Victor
Stanley Baker as Louis Galt
Jacques Bergerac as Pierre Clemont
Herbert Lom as Emil Landosh
Writers: David Miller, Carl Nystrom, Rip Van Ronkel, Robert Westerby