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The Rossiter Case (1951)

A husband cheats on his disabled wife--who has been paralyzed in a car accident--with her sister. When the sister is murdered he is accused of the crime, but it turns out that he may not be the killer after all.

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Helen Shingler ...
Liz Rossiter
Clement McCallin ...
Peter Rossiter
Sheila Burrell ...
Honor
Frederick Leister ...
Sir James Ferguson
Ann Codrington ...
Marty
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Dr. Bendix
Dorothy Batley ...
Nurse West
Gabrielle Blunt ...
Alice
Eleanor Bryan ...
Agnes
Ewen Solon ...
Inspector
Robert Percival ...
Sergeant
Dennis Castle ...
Constable
Frederic Steger ...
Hobson
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Joe
Anthony Allen ...
Arthur
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A husband cheats on his disabled wife--who has been paralyzed in a car accident--with her sister. When the sister is murdered he is accused of the crime, but it turns out that he may not be the killer after all.

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Gipsy Play Your Serenade
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Music by Mischa Michaeloff
Lyrics by Peter Kane
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Way too talky with with a WTF denouncement is not worth the effort
28 May 2013 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

The plot of the film largely has to do with the love triangle between a married man, his wife, who was paralyzed in a car crash and her sister who is having an affair with the husband. The sister wants the husband to leave his wife, but he won't and it causes all sorts of problems...Actually it leads to murder in the final 15 or 20 minutes of the film. There is no mystery as to who does it, the real question is will they be found out and what will the ramifications be.

A way too talky film substitutes talk for action. Nothing much really happens other than emotions simmer under the surface which would be all fine and good except that the film is largely static as a result with people just sitting and standing around talking with no sense of motion (this would have been a heck of a radio play. By the time the murder happens you really won't care, especially after the denouncement at the end What were they thinking?


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