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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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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
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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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Lockwood's Foreboding Dark Menace, 14 September 2006
Author: fuhgeddaboutit01 from United Kingdom

Most film fans will have seen "The Wicked Lady"(1945) before they see this 1940 film.It was surely in playing roles like nurse Anne Graham which convinced casting directors and producers that Margaret Lockwood would be ideal in her most famous role as Lady Barbara Skelton & Highwaywoman. Another reviewer mentions prejudice and it shows that society still believes "there is no smoke without fire".To get a job (even though you have been aquitted of murder) especially in a caring job like nursing, it is sad that it is necessary to change your name because prejudice lingers on in the mind of society.However in Hollywood U.S.A. and in other rich countries, it cynically seems that if you are rich and famous you can never be found guilty of a serious crime let alone serve time in prison when one can afford high priced lawyers to get yourself aquitted.So often the lower (and impecunious) social orders feel the full weight of the law.But here Anne Graham's lawyer for once is the hero.He bamboozles the villain to give himself away to justice using a neat bluff in court!Nice to see Roger Livesey playing the detective.His most remembered role is the doctor in "A Matter of Life & Death"(1946) and "The Secret Life of Colonel Blimp" both Powell & Preesburger films.

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