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The Long Dark Hall (1951)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  12 March 1952 (Mexico)
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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
William Squire ...
Sgt. Cochran (as William Squires)
Ballard Berkeley ...
Police Supt. Maxey
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The Man
Denis O'Dea ...
Sir Charles Morton
Anthony Bushell ...
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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12 March 1952 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Amante e infiel  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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First film of William Squire. See more »

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The pen knife has the words NE Steel and Chief Insp. Sullivan says the pen knife was made at a factory call North England Steel Works but the painted sign of the factory has North England Iron Works. See more »

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Groomed for Murder

Solid if not impressive light thriller about a man infatuated with a young actress whilst still married soon to be entombed in a vault of lies when the young girl turns up dead and murdered - not by his hand or so he says? Rex Harrison gives a subtly good performance as Arthur Groome - the man who loves his wife and children yet also "loves" the young murdered actress. The film chronicles how the pieces of that puzzle unravel and whether or not Groome or someone else is the actual murderer. As a mystery film The Long Dark Hall is effective and entertaining for the most part. Harrison is as ever affable and Lili Palmer, his real-life wife, plays his wife here. All of the British cast do workmanlike jobs with Anthony Dawson particularly being effective. Patricia Cutts plays a very lovely girl in her turn as the victim. I would agree that the ending is somewhat unsatisfying and predictable but not wholly bleak. Directors Anthony Bushell and editor Reginald Beck(also getting his one time directorial credit for this film)create some very nice work - particularly those shots of the long, dark hall. This film is not a big budget affair in any way but still makes for a relaxing, enjoyable time.


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