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Mr. Denning Drives North (1952)

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When well-off aircraft designer Denning finds his daughter's current boyfriend is a nasty character he tries to buy him off, ending up hitting him and causing his death when he falls. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tom Denning
Phyllis Calvert ...
Kay Denning
Eileen Moore ...
Liz Denning
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Chick Eddowes
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Mados
Raymond Huntley ...
Wright
Russell Waters ...
Harry Stoper
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Woods
Freda Jackson ...
Ma Smith
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Ted Smith
Sheila Shand Gibbs ...
Matilda
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Inspector Dodds
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Chairman of Court
Ronald Adam ...
Coroner
John Stuart ...
Wilson
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When well-off aircraft designer Denning finds his daughter's current boyfriend is a nasty character he tries to buy him off, ending up hitting him and causing his death when he falls. Instead of calling the police he dumps the body in a lonely spot on the road to the North, making it look like a hit-and-run accident. Weeks later there is still no report of the body being found, and Denning starts to go to pieces. When he lets his wife into his secret the two start making enquiries, possibly making things worse. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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british noir | based on novel | See All (2) »

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2 September 1953 (USA)  »

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Asylliptos dolofonos  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are spoken, giving just the two main stars and brief supporting cast. The full credits are shown at the end. See more »

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Features The Four Feathers (1939) See more »

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I do like to be beside the seaside
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Written by John Glover Kind
Played on a record player by the mortuary attendant and heard as a theme over the end credits
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A Good Solid Murder Mystery.
20 June 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Tom Denning ( John Mills ) accidentally kills his daughter's boyfriend, he panics and dumps the body in a country lane, hoping that it will be found and thought of, as a hit and run accident. Later when there is no news of the body, being discovered, he and his wife (Phyllis Calvert) start to investigate, along with his daughter's new boyfriend (Sam Wanamaker) ,who is an American lawyer, they get drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery.

Excellent 50's drama,with good performances from John Mills and Herbert Lom. Only film that I know of with off screen spoken credits.


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