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Take My Life (1947)

 -  Thriller | Crime | Drama  -  1947 (Germany)
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A man wrongly accused of murdering an ex-girlfriend must rely on his wife to do the detective work and find the real killer. The murder trial proceeds while the wife continues sleuthing, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Williams ...
Greta Gynt ...
Phillipa Shelley
Marius Goring ...
Sidney Fleming
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Prosecuting Counsel
Henry Edwards ...
Inspector Archer
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Elizabeth Rusman
Marjorie Mars ...
Mrs. Newcombe
David Walbridge ...
Leslie Newcombe (as David Wallbridge)
Herbert C. Walton ...
Grieve
Dodd Mehan ...
Chemist (as D.A. Mehan)
Hugh Kelly ...
Casualty Ward Doctor
Dorothy Bramhall ...
Nurse
Nelly Arno ...
Mrs. Rusman
Frederick Morant ...
Concert Agent
Grace Denbigh Russell ...
Orchestra Leader
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A man wrongly accused of murdering an ex-girlfriend must rely on his wife to do the detective work and find the real killer. The murder trial proceeds while the wife continues sleuthing, and precious time ticks away. Written by Neil-117

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Suspenseful and stylish
31 August 2002 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Minor classic ! "Take My life" is one of the better films of its era in British film making. A Rank Film that catched the attention of Hollywood and brought its leading actress Greta Gynt to the film capitol of the world. The merits of "Take My Life" is in its fast paced and skillfully directed hands of Ronald Neame. The feeling of suspense is carefully distributed throughout the film via a dramatic developement that never leavs you unexcited or bored. The actors are controlled and focused. One can tell that the actors enjoyed the challenge of a script that required high acting skills to pull off. And The Rank Studioes gathered their best talents to make the film a minor classic of British film-noire style. "Take my Life" was widly distributed all over the world and is remembered as Greta Gynts best liked film, both by her and her fans. So take a risk with this film if you want to spend an evening (or day) of cinemagic style and suspense. You wont walk off dissapointed if you are lover of vintage films


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