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Lady in Distress (1940)
"A Window in London" (original title)

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A passerby witnesses a murder through the windows of a passing train. He then tries to track down the killer.



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While on his way to work one morning, a man looks at the window of the train and sees a young woman being murdered. When he investigates the crime, he discovers a foul-tempered illusionist, Zoltini, who has a turbulent relationship with his young wife, Vivienne. Written by Noah Arceneaux

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Minor, unusual murder mystery with London backgrounds
11 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

From a train window, crane-driver Michael Redgrave thinks he sees a woman being strangled. What follows is an unusual and effective story involving a magician, his assistant wife and a subtle interplay of illusion and murder. Refreshingly directed by the overlooked Herbert Mason, and well performed throughout (particularly Redgrave and Sally Gray), this small gem benefits greatly from its varied and credible London backgrounds, including music halls (including magic shows), mundane work places not normally seen in British films of the period, and construction work on Waterloo Bridge, under which the National Film Theatre is situated (which is where I last saw this film).

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