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A married editor who is having an affair pretends that he is visiting an army friend, to keep his wife from suspecting him of infidelity. But while he is with the girlfriend, his friend is ... See full summary »
In Monte Carlo, Theo Wilkins recruits his young protégé Paul Mason - just released from prison - to help him rob the famous casino of $4 million. The plan is straightforward. On the night ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
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A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.
Hamer Radshaw rises from a Manchester slum to an important post in the British Cabinet but, along the way, his strong socialist beliefs undergo modifications to the extent that, while maintaining them in principle, he diametrically opposes them in practice. His 'spur' for prosperity and social status causes him to sacrifice his ideals and friends, including allowing his wife, a fighter for women's rights, to be jailed. Written by
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To me this has parallels to Love on The Dole .It is in other words very derivative.Featuring an idealistic politician who starts out as a political firebrand and ends up as a part of the establishment opposed to the people who put him in parliament in the first place.Michael Redgrave was really in the middle of a winning streak when he took on this part.I have to say that few films about British politics have been very exciting and this one is no exception.This film would obviously have rung a rather large bell when released in 1946 as this was the first year of a Labour administration.So one feels that this film is trying to point out the mistakes that had been made by previous Labour administrations,and in particular Ramsey MacDonald upon whom the main character was apparently based.
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