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Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)

A drunken, abusive tavern-keeper's adulterous wife uses the backward son of a rigid, puritanical pharmacist who makes his entire family miserable.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mervyn Johns ...
Mary Merrall ...
Mrs.Sutton
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David
Jean Ireland ...
Victoria
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Peggy
Colin Simpson ...
James
David Walbridge ...
Nicholas (as David Wallbridge)
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John Carol ...
Dan
Catherine Lacey ...
Miss Porter
Garry Marsh ...
Joe
Pauline Letts ...
Louise
Maudie Edwards ...
Frederick Piper ...
Dr. Pepper
John Owers ...
Frank
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In Victorian Brighton a scheming pub landlady befriends an innocent chemist's assistant in order to get hold of poison to do away with her boozy husband. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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2 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Achtung Gift!  »

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When submitted to the US Production Code Administration in script form in November 1947, it was rejected because it showed details of a crime and ended with a suicide. It was released without receiving a PCA Seal of Approval. See more »

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Music by George Frideric Handel
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Subdued
19 April 2014 | by (london uk) – See all my reviews

A regrettably subdued film from a first-rate director. He hadn't really got into his stride when he made this. Its studio setting feels as if it were something of a straitjacket for him.

There are compensations, though. There is an excellent leading lady, Googie Withers, who smolders superbly. Mervyn Johns is likewise splendid as a rigid paterfamilias. There a number of imaginatively shot scenes, notably the main act of villainy. And there are a couple of unintentionally hilarious moments, such as when a subplot character sings HOME SWEET HOME to gain the attention of Dame Nellie Melba - no, I'm not making that up.

Ronald Hamer's masterpieces were soon to come: IT ALWAYS RAINS ON Sunday (again with Ms Withers) and KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS.


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