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The Hidden Room (1949)
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Clive Riordan
Phil Brown ...
Bill Kronin
Sally Gray ...
Storm Riordan
Naunton Wayne ...
Supt. Finsbury
James Harcourt ...
Aitkin (butler)
Betty Cooper ...
Miss Stevens (receptionist)
Michael Balfour ...
American sailor
Ronald Adam ...
Clubman
Roddy Hughes ...
Clubman
Allan Jeayes ...
Clubman
Olga Lindo ...
Mrs. Humphries
Russell Waters ...
Flying Squad detective
Lyonel Watts ...
Clubman (as Lionel Watts)
Sam Kydd ...
Club steward
Monty the Dog ...
Monty - Storm's Dog
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London psychiatrist Clive Riordan, royally fed up with the repeated affairs of his wife Storm, plots a seemingly 'perfect' revenge against her latest lover, American Bill Kronin. Catching them in the act, he marches Bill off at gunpoint; and from the viewpoint of Storm and the rest of the world, Bill simply vanishes. But there's far more to the meticulously worked out plot than Clive's victims suspect, with the end slowly preparing in his private laboratory. Enter a mild-mannered Scotland Yard man, who seemingly has no clue beyond a missing dog... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Whose eye could see... Whose ear could hear... Whose mind could know... the Secret!


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8 January 1950 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Crew member with folded arms visible in the reflection of the car window when the Superintendant is sending his officers back the station. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Clive Riordan: Are you married, Mr. Finsbury?
Supt. Finsbury: No... I've often thought about it. Trouble is, I've thought about it so long, I'm afraid I've missed the bus.
Dr. Clive Riordan: Just one of life's little jokes, isn't it?... It points out our mistakes too late for us to profit by them.
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Referenced in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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A forgotten masterpiece
6 February 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

No movie has ever delved into the psychic essences of its three main characters as this claustrophobic thriller has succeeded in doing. Robert Newton is astoninshing and the actor playing Bill Kronin is even better, but Sally Grey's Storm has got to be one of the most memorable faithless wives in the history of filmdom -- definitely a role model.


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