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Girl in the News (1940)

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Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret Lockwood ...
Anne Graham
Barry K. Barnes ...
Stephen Farringdon
Emlyn Williams ...
Tracy
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Bill Mather
Margaretta Scott ...
Judith Bentley
Wyndham Goldie ...
Edward Bentley
Basil Radford ...
Doctor Threadgrove
Irene Handl ...
Gertrude Mary Blaker
Mervyn Johns ...
James Fetherwood
Betty Jardine ...
Elsie
Kathleen Harrison ...
Cook
Felix Aylmer ...
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Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing wheelchair-bound Edward Bentley, little suspecting that his wife and the butler are lovers setting Anne up so that when Bentley is found dead it looks like a repeat of the earlier case. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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31 January 1941 (USA)  »

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Quartet No.1, Op.11: Andante
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Carol Reed film from 1940
17 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Margaret Lockwood is "The Girl in the News" as a nurse who is acquitted of murder, only to find herself accused again. Carol Reed directed, and besides Lockwood, it stars Emlyn Williams and Roger Livesey. Lockwood is Anne Graham, a young nurse working in a household when her invalid employer takes too many sleeping pills. Graham is accused of murder but acquitted. However, she finds getting a job impossible until she changes her name. Someone mails her a classified ad for a nursing job, for which she applies and is accepted. Then history repeats itself.

A very good film, excellently directed by Reed with an underplayed performance by Lockwood. Emlyn Williams plays her attorney. Though I figured this film out before the plot unfolded, "The Girl in the News" is still good and worth seeing.


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