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A Killer Walks (1952)

(1952) Laurence Harvey, Trader Faulkner, Susan Shaw, Sheila Shand Gibbs. Psychological thriller about an odd family with Harvey playing the older domineering son, who resents both his ... See full summary »

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Susan Shaw ...
Joan Gray
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Ned Harsten
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Frankie Harsten
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Doctor James
Sheila Shand Gibbs ...
Brenda
Ethel Edwards ...
Gran Elizabeth
Valentine Dunn ...
Brenda's mother
Madge Brindley ...
Mrs. Ramble
John Ainsworth ...
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(1952) Laurence Harvey, Trader Faulkner, Susan Shaw, Sheila Shand Gibbs. Psychological thriller about an odd family with Harvey playing the older domineering son, who resents both his overbearing grandmother and his younger brother. This video has been manufactured from the best quality video master currently available; audio or image quality may vary. Written by Anonymous

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Ned Harsten: [drowsy] What... what do you use that knife for? Put it away, Ned.
Ned Harsten: Don't worry, Frankie. I'll see you do no harm.
Frankie Harsten: H... H... Harm?
Ned Harsten: Yes, Frankie. And you don't have to worry about Gran. She'll be alright. Death means nothing to old people. They've had everything they've wanted out of this world and they''re glad to get into the next. Did you hear me, Frankie? Can you hear me, Frankie?
Ned Harsten: You know when I've finished here, there's something better waiting for them. They'll be no more pain; no more ...
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British "farm" noir
26 September 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The story of a good and a bad brother has long traditions in Western culture, ever since the story of Kain and Abel in the Bible.

Ned is the bad brother and Frankie is the good brother. They both live with their grandma on a farm.

Ned despises working as a farm laborer, while Frankie loves it. We mostly see Ned with a suit and tie, thus alienating himself from his brother, who we mostly see with an open shirt.

Ned has got a girlfriend from the city. She does not like a life on a farm either and dreams of having her own hair saloon.

A premise about a city femme fatal destroying the soul of a "decent" farmer was used in F.W. Murnaus silent 1927 masterpiece, "Sunrise". Ned is not decent.

Frankie is an somnambulist, and one night he shot a bull to death with his gun.

This gives Ned a diabolical idea: What about killing their granny with a knife and accuse Frankie for it. He will thus be the owner of the farm and buy a hair saloon to his beloved lady.

I have previously seen Harvey in "A Room at the Top", and I see that persona in the Ned character too.

He was really a gifted actor. His speech about "old People and death" is frightening.

He shows so much evil with his facial gestures that you get an uncanny feeling inside you.

The scene, in which he carries a knife to kill his grandma, is uncannily filmed.

Many scenes take place in the evening or at night.

I recommend this one for all lovers of British high quality crime films.


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