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Once a Sinner (1950)

| Drama | July 1950 (UK)
A lowly bank clerk marries a good time girl but she two-times him for her old crooked boyfriend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Kirkwood ...
Irene James (as Patricia Kirkwood)
Jack Watling ...
John Ross
Joy Shelton ...
Vera Lamb
Sydney Tafler ...
Jimmy Smart
Mrs. James
Humphrey Lestocq ...
Lewis Canfield
Gordon McLeod ...
Mr. Ross
Edith Sharpe ...
Mrs. Ross
Harry Fowler ...
Bill James
Danny Green ...
Ticker James
Stuart Lindsell ...
Inspector Rance (as R. Stuart Lindsell)
Olive Sloane ...
George Street ...
Rose Howlett ...
Mrs. Lamb
Charles Paton ...
Mr. Hector Lamb


A lowly bank clerk marries a good time girl but she two-times him for her old crooked boyfriend.

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July 1950 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Una vez que un Sinner  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The book that Mr Lamb reads in the hotel nightclub is 'They Don't Dance Much' by James Ross. See more »


Lewis Canfield: [Lewis and Irene are seated at the bar; Lewis knocks over Irene's drink] Oh, I'm sorry. Stupid of me.
Irene James: I see you done better than that.
Lewis Canfield: Well, you must let me...
Irene James: Buy you another drink
Lewis Canfield: You're quick on the uptake! My name's Canfield, Lewis Canfield. What's yours?
Irene James: Gin and lime.
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My Introduction to Patricia Kirkwood
5 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I awarded this film 6/10 and can imagine this was a "B" film in cinemas circa 1950 when it was first released.Although reviewer "gordonl56" from Canada provides a basic plot line, it contains an error which is that Thora Hird does not play Jack Watling's mother but Pat Kirkwood's.His mother is played by Edith Sharpe.This reviewer also mentions some Sydney Tafler's oily parts he played in films.I would like to mention a sympathetic role he played namely the chief physiotherapist who helps Douglas Bader (Kenneth More)to walk again with artificial legs in "Reach for the Sky" (1956) - another Lewis Gilbert directed film.

I enjoyed seeing that big "lug" of an actor Danny Green who played Pat Kirkwood's step father Ticker James, (as I did seeing him in the Ealing comedy, "The Lady Killers".I was pleasantly amused seeing this film for the first time.Was that again Brighton used as a location in the opening shots?Jack Watling was especially notable playing 4th officer Joseph Boxall in the 1958 film "A Night to Remember".

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