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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arthur Groome
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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
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Sgt. Cochran (as William Squires)
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Police Supt. Maxey
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The Man
Denis O'Dea ...
Sir Charles Morton
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Clive Bedford
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Judge (as Henry Longhurst)
Patricia Cutts ...
Rose Mallory (as Patricia Wayne)
Meriel Forbes ...
Marjorie Danns
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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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14 September 1951 (Australia)  »

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Amante e infiel  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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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Chief Insp. Sullivan: Rather a long way from the maniac type.
Police Supt. Maxey: And what is the maniac type, Inspector?
Chief Insp. Sullivan: I've no idea sir.
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Story within a story crime drama
4 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Long Dark Hall is a crime drama starring Rex Harrison and his real- life wife (at the time), Lilli Palmer, who in the film, play husband and wife, Arthur and Mary Groome.

This seems to be a story within a story as told by a newspaper reporter to a crime novelist. But, the internal story is the one that I focused on throughout the movie.

In this story, Arthur and Mary Groome appear to be a happily married couple who live in Richmond with two young daughters. However, when a London showgirl is found dead on a night that Arthur visited her—which he admitted to everyone that he often did--he is accused of her murder. Yet, he claimed he did not kill her, and his wife, Mary, totally believes him.

His accusation and trial for her murder is based on a ton of circumstantial evidence, including his knife at the scene, witnesses, and her blood on his suit (which he admits, he in the trial, that he burned because it couldn't be dry cleaned)....


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