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)
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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14 September 1951 (Australia)  »

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Amante e infiel  »

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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 called North England Steel Works but the painted sign of the factory has North England Iron Works. See more »

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6 March 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Wow--talk about divergent reviews. Two apparently hated the film (giving it a score of 2) and two liked it very much (giving it a score of 7). I think my opinion is somewhat in the middle--though I think giving the film a 2 is awfully silly. It's NOT a bad film, though I would agree with goldbug-2 that the forensic work done by the police seems sloppy. In fact, up until late in the film, I could look past the problems with the knife and other evidence. However, the completely unbelievable ending and the major mistake in the film concerning the witness they could not locate made me mad--as it just looked sloppy and the film seemed to be wrapped up too quickly. Let me explain the problem with both. Rex Harrison's character insisted there was a witness that could place him at the restaurant and later you see this witness come to court but then walk away without giving evidence. How could this be? The film was told to an author by a newspaper man but how could the newspaper man tell that the witness DID come to court but then ran away without telling anyone--how could he have known this?! As for the ending, the film maintained a rather steady pace throughout but at the end, everything was basically described to the audience--neatly wrapping everything up but not even showing what they were describing! It was like they decided not to film the last 20 minutes of the movie and just sum it up in 5!! Sloppy indeed.

It's all rather sad, as up until then, the film was well written, acted and kept my attention. Sadly, I was anticipating giving the film a 7--but the sloppy ending really brought the film down to the level of mediocrity. Too bad.

By the way, I rarely directly complain about an other review, but the one reviewer that complained ad nauseum about the 1950s really needs to stick to the film itself and not give us a diatribe about sexism and repression. You can't so strongly attack one film because you have such strong contempt for the 1950s! Who cares what you think about the 1950s? While I do agree that Lilli Palmer played a woman with very low self-esteem (considering how much she excused her womanizing husband), such vehemence about the film is just bizarre. Her character might have justified giving the film a somewhat lower score, but not this low.


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