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Writers:
Sidney Gilliat (screenplay)
Roy Vickers (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
31 January 1941 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Carol Reed film from 1940 See more (5 total) »

Cast

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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
Louis Levy .... music arranger: Tchaikovsky (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michael Gordon .... cutting
 
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78 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (British Acoustic Film Full Range Recording)
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Quartet No.1, Op.11: AndanteSee more »

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Carol Reed film from 1940, 17 March 2011
Author: blanche-2 from United States

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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