Margaret Hamilton (Elizabeth Allan) faces trial by Coroner's Court, an archaic British institution where justice can't be guaranteed.

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Herbert Lomas ...
Thomas Knight, Coroner
Hay Petrie ...
Norman Neale K.C.
Basil Cunard ...
Inspector Mullin
Barbara Everest ...
Mrs. Wyatt
Olive Sloane ...
Lily Prudence
Philip Friend ...
Richard Neale KC
Harold Anstruther ...
Malcolm Morley ...
Doctor Macfarlane
Jean Shepeard ...
Mary Trelease
R. Watts-Philipp ...
Owen
Richard Coke ...
The Landlord, King's Head
Charles Stephenson ...
William Trelease (as Charles Stevenson)
Jack Greenwood ...
Sergt. Foster
Peter Madren ...
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Margaret Hamilton (Elizabeth Allan) faces trial by Coroner's Court, an archaic British institution where justice can't be guaranteed.

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Dual of wits between Lomas and Petrie
1 August 2010 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The Boulting Brothers had a long and fairly distinguished career which stretched from the 30s into the 70s.They started,as did many technicians of that era in quota quickies.This film is a whodunit played out during the course of a Coroners Inquest. Herbert Lomas plays the rather tetchy coroner,who being wound up by the ever present police officer,wants to thwart the eager eyed barrister,played by Hay Petrie from taking the spotlight off of him.Eventually,mainly through the efforts of petrie we discover who killed the deceased the subject of the inquest.It does become rather convoluted and slightly difficult to follow.Elizabeth Allen maintains her silence almost to the end,which is rather unbelievable when her silence is likely to lead her straight to the Old Bailey.No better or worse than many similar films of the same genre.


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