During the dark days of World War II, young Mary Tillet is bombed out of her home and forced to seek lodgings upstairs from a tobacconist. Her kindly but mysterious landlord, Jack Rawlings, attempts to transform the empty, web-strewn apartment into a home. After reading newspaper accounts of the "London Blackout Murders," Mary is plagued by dread. Is her landlord a hero, or a sinister assassin? Taken as a period piece, the movie is a gem that briskly portrays the effects of wartime shortages, women in the workplace, and the moral ambiguity inherent in life-or-death situations. Written by
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A more or less predictable 50 minute B-picture from Republic. Taking place in London during WWII, where bombs are falling hard and heavy. Terrified people seek out the closest shelter with something else to fear...a sly lunatic seems to have a murderous agenda of killing people with a hypodermic needle. There soon becomes comparisons with the legendary Jack the Ripper. A tobacco store owner (John Abbott)suddenly draws attention as curiosity grows about the selection of the rich men being murdered during the German bombing raids. All of the victims do have something in common and in the eyes of the law...murder is murder. Other players include: Mary McLeod, Lloyd Corrigan, Anita Sharp-Bolster and Lester Matthews.
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