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Double Confession (1950)

When his wife is murdered, the husband tries to divert suspicion from himself to someone else. Unfortunately, his scheme winds up getting him mixed up with some real murderers.

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Cast

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Derek Farr ...
Jim Medway
Joan Hopkins ...
Ann Corday
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Paynter
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Charlie Durham
Naunton Wayne ...
Inspector Tenby
Ronald Howard ...
Hilary Boscombe
Kathleen Harrison ...
Kate
Leslie Dwyer ...
Leonard
Edward Rigby ...
The Fisherman
George Woodbridge ...
Sgt. Sawnton
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Man in the Shelter
Mona Washbourne ...
Fussy Mother
Jennifer Cross ...
Fussy Mother's Child
Vida Hope ...
Madam Zilia
Esma Cannon ...
Madam Cleo
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When his wife is murdered, the husband tries to divert suspicion from himself to someone else. Unfortunately, his scheme winds up getting him mixed up with some real murderers.

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A New British Suspense Story! EXCITING! ROMANTIC! THRILLING!

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Crime | Drama

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4 November 1951 (USA)  »

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Främlingen i natten  »

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Set in the town of Seagate which doesn't actually exist. The film was shot in Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea. See more »

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Odd little British noir
16 September 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Graham Greene's "Brighton Rock" seems to have been the inspiration for this intriguing but not very coherent suspense story about murder and sundry underworld goings-on at a seaside resort. The narrative gets stuck somewhere between conventional English murder mystery and American-style noir and just never loosens up, and the sight of all those British holiday-makers lounging around on the beach in long dresses and tweed suits just sums up the ludicrous uptightness that plagues the whole concept. Peter Lorre is brought in to jazz up the proceedings in a rather daring role as a henchman who clearly appears to be carrying a torch for his villainous (male) employer.


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