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Sidney Gilliat (screenplay)
Roy Vickers (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
31 January 1941 (USA) See more »
Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Well-made but un-thrilling thriller See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Margaret Lockwood ... Anne Graham
Barry K. Barnes ... Stephen Farringdon
Emlyn Williams ... Tracy

Roger Livesey ... 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 ... Prosecuting Counsel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roland Culver ... Police Inspector (uncredited)
Mark Daly ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Arthur Denton ... Ticket Collector (uncredited)

Leo Genn ... Prosecuting Counsel (uncredited)
Bryan Herbert ... Witness (uncredited)

Michael Hordern ... Assistant Prosecuting Counsel (uncredited)
Roddy Hughes ... Doctor (uncredited)
James Knight ... Traffic Policeman (uncredited)
Gordon McLeod ... Chief Inspector (uncredited)
Charles Paton ... Chemist (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... Detective Smith (uncredited)
Edward Rigby ... Hospital Secretary (uncredited)
Jerry Verno ... Charlie (Prisoner In Police Car) (uncredited)

Directed by
Carol Reed 
Writing credits
Sidney Gilliat (screenplay)

Roy Vickers (from the novel by)

Produced by
Edward Black .... producer
Maurice Ostrer .... producer
Original Music by
Louis Levy (uncredited)
Charles Williams (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Otto Kanturek 
Film Editing by
R.E. Dearing 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Vetchinsky)
Sound Department
B.C. Sewell .... sound supervisor
Sydney Wiles .... sound recordist (as Sid Wiles)
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Other crew
Michael Gordon .... cutting
Crew verified as complete

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78 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (British Acoustic Film Full Range Recording)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Well-made but un-thrilling thriller, 21 April 2012
Author: David Frieze from Massachusetts, USA

A young nurse who has been acquitted of poisoning her employer manages to find work under another name - and is accused of murder, by the same method, a second time. We know the guilty parties well in advance, and the solution of the crime by the nurse's attorney owes more to luck and intuition than to detection. There's no chase scene, no romance, not a great deal of suspense. From Carol Reed, the same director who made "Night Train to Munich", "Odd Man Out" and "The Third Man", this is a remarkably bland film. Still, it's very smoothly made, everything is focused on the story line, and the acting is uniformly excellent. It's a solid, professional piece of work (and I know that sounds like damning with faint praise), and while there's no urgent reason to see it more than once, it's certainly worth seeing once.

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