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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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Jim Medway
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Ann Corday
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Paynter
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Charlie Durham
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Hilary Boscombe
Kathleen Harrison ...
Kate
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Leonard
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The Fisherman
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Sgt. Sawnton
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Man in the Shelter
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Fussy Mother
Jennifer Cross ...
Fussy Mother's Child
Vida Hope ...
Madam Zilia
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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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One THRILL-PACKED day that changed the Lives of EIGHT people! See more »

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4 November 1951 (USA)  »

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Främlingen i natten  »

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Confused And Disjointed Thriller
3 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

This film looks as if it has been cobbled together by a number of writers neither of whom had seen what the others were writing.There are so many contrivances and coincidences that at times make the film seem ludicrous.There seem to be half a dozen films in one,none of which seem to be connected.However there has to be some entertainment value in watching Kathleen Harrison trying to play beach cricket and Leslie Dwyer playing with his model boat in a three piece suit with his trouser legs rolled up.The main plot is just plain daft enlivened by the chalk and cheese performances and pairing of Lorre and Hartnell.There is one scene in the climax with Lorre at full blast which reminds of the scene between him and Bogart in The Maltese Falcon when Bogart takes his gun away.Unfortunately the antics of Lorre nor brief glimpses of familiar faces such as Esme Cannon and a very young Peter Butterworth cannnot save this mess submerging beneath the waves.


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