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George Pleydell Bancroft (play)
E.V.H. Emmett (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
31 July 1939 (USA) See more »
A financier is accused of murder when his brother-in-law is found dead in his garden pond. After winning... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A bit clunky. See more (2 total) »


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Clive Brook ... Sir Hubert Ware
Jane Baxter ... Lady Margaret 'Meg' Ware
Barry K. Barnes ... Michael Adye
C.V. France ... Judge
Francis L. Sullivan ... Attorney General
Frank Cellier ... Skinner - the Jeweler
Edward Rigby ... Tommy Bold

Peter Bull ... Eustace Ede
Dorothy Seacombe ... Mrs. Sheila Slade
Athene Seyler ... Mrs Pinto
Elliott Mason ... Mrs. Smith - Impatient Juror

John Laurie ... Henson - the Gamekeeper
Wally Patch ... Taxi Driver
Glen Alyn ... Clare

Ernest Thesiger ... Carter
Wallace Evennett ... Munnings - the Tailor
J.R. Lockwood ... Denny - the Butler
Peggy Novak ... Lucy - the Parlourmaid
Alf Goddard ... Court Attendant
Charles Paton ... Foreman of the Jury
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentine Dunn ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Mortimer ... Youth (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Pleydell Bancroft  play (as G.P. Bancroft)
E.V.H. Emmett  additional dialogue
Roland Pertwee  writer
Robert Stevenson  writer

Produced by
Michael Balcon .... producer
S.C. Balcon .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ernest Irving 
Cinematography by
Ronald Neame 
Film Editing by
Charles Saunders 
Art Direction by
Oscar Friedrich Werndorff  (as O.F. Werndorff)
Production Management
Frederick James .... production manager
Sound Department
Eric Williams .... sound
Stephen Dalby .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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79 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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A bit clunky., 3 April 2012
Author: gnok2002 from Co. Kerry Ireland

I intend to do a review of all the films on IMDb that I have seen that presently lack one, like many of these films this was shown at the Gothique film society in London, March-2012, review follows...

Ealing, the 2nd of the 95 M.Balcon produced Ealing films, this rather clunky tale of a death at a country house, possibly murder, is all too clearly based on a play, of interest to people trying to see all the 'Ealing' films, this is one of their weakest efforts.

Note version I saw ran 71m 28s, not stated 79m.

If anyone is wondering what was the 1st M.Balcon Ealing film, then it is the far superior THE GAUNT STRANGER (1938)

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