A devoted family man tries to help a beautiful alcoholic showgirl with her life, and becomes the the only suspect when someone else murders her.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Groome
Mary Groome
Tania Heald ...
Sheila Groome
Henrietta Barry ...
Rosemary Groome
Dora Sevening ...
Mary's mother
Ronald Simpson ...
Mary's father
Raymond Huntley ...
Chief Insp. Sullivan
Sgt. Cochran (as William Squires)
Police Supt. Maxey
The Man
Denis O'Dea ...
Sir Charles Morton
Clive Bedford
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Judge (as Henry Longhurst)
Patricia Cutts ...
Rose Mallory (as Patricia Wayne)
Meriel Forbes ...
Marjorie Danns


Arthur Groome works in London and has a devoted family in Richmond. Shortly after he starts seeing a showgirl she is found murdered and the circumstantial evidence points to the innocent if naive Groome. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Two great Broadway stars at their greatest!


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Release Date:

14 September 1951 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Amante e infiel  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Arthur Groome is spared execution by the abolition of capital punishment even though capital punishment was not permanently abolished in the United Kingdom until 1969, eighteen years after this movie was made. See more »


When Rose Mallory is murdered, the two pen knives form a T on the carpet and the cigarette smoke from the end away from the pen knives. When Arthur Groome finds the body, the pen knives are away from each other and the cigarette has been moved 180 degrees so the smoke is coming from the end towards the knives. See more »

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Harrison elevates The Film From Average To Enjoyable.
6 April 2003 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews

The plot is not original...Mistress is Murdered,Married Man accussed...Wife stands by him. But Sir Rex Harrison makes you believe in the story. Harrison gives an extremely fine and brilliant performance which raises the film from a typical pot boiler into the story of a regretful innocent man. Lily Palmer (at the time..Mrs. Harrison) is also in fine form as his on screen wife.

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