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Rosamund John ...
Anne Maitland, K.C.
Hugh Sinclair ...
Nigel Stewart
Guy Middleton ...
Guy Ransome
Henry Edwards ...
Geoffrey Whitcomb
Terence Longdon ...
Alan Whitcomb
John Warwick ...
Inspector Raynor
Brenda de Banzie ...
Molly Wheeler (as Brenda DeBanza)
Arthur Howard ...
Charles Vaughan
Bruce Belfrage ...
The Judge
Fanny Rowe ...
Liz (as Frances Rowe)
H.S. Hills ...
Frank Lindsell
Hélène Burls ...
Mrs. Brock
Bill Shine ...
Willie
June Mitchell ...
Secretary
Barbara Shaw ...
Press Woman
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A female lawyer hears a knock on her door one night and discovers that it is an old boyfriend, whose current girlfriend has thrown him out, and he needs a place to stay the night. She agrees to let him sleep on the sofa but he must leave the next morning. When he returns home he finds that his girlfriend has been murdered. His former lover agrees to defend him without telling the court that he spent the night with her. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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So so courtroom drama
29 January 2008 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I was recently able to buy this obscurity online being always on the lookout for minor British movies, particularly of the fifties.

Rosamund John has recently been given silk which means in British legal jargon she is now a more senior barrister and entitled to add KC (King's Council) to her name. It would be QC nowadays.This is quite an honor for any lawyer.

At a celebratory party, her long time admirer Hugh Sinclair proposes yet again only to be rejected in favor of her career; shocking stuff for the early sixties. He takes her home still pleading his case but eventually leaves.

She starts playing some nostalgic music and lo and behold she hears piano music which she soon finds out is being played by an old flame who is returning his front door key. His current girlfriend has thrown him out so she allows him to stay the night on the sofa.He leaves the next morning.

He finds that his girlfriend has been murdered and he is the prime suspect so eventually the new KC agrees to defend him without telling anyone he spent the night with her-platonically.

At the trial her current suitor is the prosecutor.It's a fairly familiar story after that but at least it's a cast of pros who lend credibility to the movie. Worth watching if you get a chance to see it.


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