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The Franchise Affair (1951)

Michael Denison plays a lawyer investigating kidnapping charges against Dulcie Gray. Based on a novel of Josephine Tey.
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Michael Denison ...
Dulcie Gray ...
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Kevin McDermott
Marjorie Fielding ...
Athene Seyler ...
John Bailey ...
Ann Stephens ...
Hy Hazell ...
Mrs. Chadwick
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Stanley Peters
Avice Landone ...
Maureen Glynne ...
Rose Glynn
Peter Jones ...
Bernard Chadwick
Moultrie Kelsall ...
Martin Boddey ...
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Bill Brough
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Michael Denison plays a lawyer investigating kidnapping charges against Dulcie Gray. Based on a novel of Josephine Tey.

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Dennison & Gray star in intriguing mystery

The Franchise affair is set in 50s England when people doffed their caps, respect was given its due and everything was oh so proper. This film stars the real life married couple Dennison and Gray and you can see by their interplay that they love each other. Ann Stephens plays Betty Kane which must be the highlight of her brief career. Athene Seyler as Dennisons Aunt is as always a delight and we have a future Doctor Who as well as Tremayne from the Champions doing very professional work.Kenny More in an early part oozes his considerable charm and the film works on a quaint level. The stilted acting is a product of English film in the fifties and there is enough intrigue to keep everyone happy. All in all a lovely little picture.


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