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Paper Orchid (1949)

A murder mystery set in the newspaper industry.

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(as Roy Baker)

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(screenplay), (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Frank McSweeney
Hy Hazell ...
Stella Mason
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Freddy Evans
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Johnson
Andrew Cruickshank ...
Inspector Clement Pill
Ivor Barnard ...
Eustace Crabb
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Briggs
Ella Retford ...
Lady Croup
Hughie Green ...
Harold Croup
Vida Hope ...
Jonquil Jones
Frederick Leister ...
Walter Wibberley
Kenneth Morgan
Vernon Greeves ...
John Deane
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Mary MacSweeney
Rolf Lefebvre ...
Peter Pasterman
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A murder mystery set in the newspaper industry.

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The inside story of a front page woman!

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11 July 1949 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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strong dramatic performance from Sid James
11 June 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Whilst this is a fairly routine newspaper murder mystery film,nevertheless it contains a fine dramatic performance from,of all people,Sid James.he plays a news editor hiding a dark secret.The plot is routine.Hy Hazell is a woman journalist who has an artist for a lodger,one day she comes back and finds his throat cut.Since there seems to be no other suspects out there Hazell becomes the prime focus of police attention.The film is not in any event about the murder so much as how Hugh Williams,can keep his knowledge of the crime secret form the police and other journalists to enable him to get a scoop.Whilst not one of the leading players,James's character is nonetheless central to the climax of this relatively unknown film.


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