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Crown v. Stevens (1936)

TV-G | | Crime, Thriller | 3 August 1936 (UK)
When an ex-dancer marries a man for his money she is suprised find he is a real skinflint. She owes a lot of money to a loan-shark who is after her. However, her husband does carry a lot of... See full summary »

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(from the novel: "Third Time Unlucky") (as Lawrence Meynell), (screen play)
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Beatrix Thomson ...
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Chris Jensen
Glennis Lorimer ...
Miss Molly Hobbes
Reginald Purdell ...
Alf
Allan Jeayes ...
Inspector Carter
Frederick Piper ...
Arthur Stevens
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Ella Levine
Mabel Poulton ...
Mamie
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When an ex-dancer marries a man for his money she is suprised find he is a real skinflint. She owes a lot of money to a loan-shark who is after her. However, her husband does carry a lot of insurance ... Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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3 August 1936 (UK)  »

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Third Time Unlucky  »

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This film had its U. S. television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on 17 September 2007 during TCM's festival of films made by Warner Brothers at Teddington Studios in the UK. See more »

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Doris says she took a revolver with her to threaten the moneylender, but the weapon she had that night was an automatic. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Doris Stevens: [looking first at her intended victim, then around the room] Well, so long. I'll see you all at the trial.
[turning to the detective]
Doris Stevens: Or will I have two?
[she takes another drag on her cigarette and exits, followed by the detective]
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She's a Latin from Manhattan
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as dance music in the dance hall
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English Mystery
18 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very different English mystery film dealing with a woman who kills a man who is a crooked loan shark and has made threats to a woman named Doris Stevens (Beatrix Thomson). Doris is discovered by Chris Jansen as he looks in a closet and finds her with a fired pistol in her hand. It just so happens that this lady Stevens is the wife of his boss and he decides to keep his mouth shut about her involvement in this murder. Chris Jansen is also in debt to this same loan shark for a diamond ring he borrowed for his marriage to his intended girlfriend. Doris Stevens realizes that her husband is an old skinflint and will not give her any kinds of money like other women and she begins to think about killing her husband. The plot of the story takes many twists and turns and will keep you in suspense right to the very end of this British film.


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