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Trent's Last Case (1952)

Approved | | Mystery | 22 September 1953 (USA)
When a wealthy business man is found dead reporter Philip Trent is sent to investigate. Against the police conclusions, he suspects the assumed suicide is really a murder, and becomes ... See full summary »

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When a wealthy business man is found dead reporter Philip Trent is sent to investigate. Against the police conclusions, he suspects the assumed suicide is really a murder, and becomes highly interested in the young widow and the dead man's private secretary. Written by BSK

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A Woman's Kiss That Killed

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Orson Welles was struggling to complete his long-gestated film of "Othello" when his old friend Herbert Wilcox approached him to play the small but vital role of Sigsbee Manderson. Badly in need of money, Welles agreed, and wrote and directed his brief scenes. Wilcox claimed in his autobiography that he was so pleased by Welles's contribution that he actually paid him more money than Welles had asked for the role. See more »

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When John Marlowe impersonates Sigsbee's voice on the phone to sell all the shares, John McCallum appears to be using his own voice. However when Marlowe is on the phone impersonating Sigsbee inquiring about the fictitious George Harrison, its obviously Orson Welles' actual voice dubbed. The two voices in each occasion are different when they should sound the same. See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto in C Minor
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Arranged and Conducted by Anthony Collins (uncredited)
Performed by Eileen Joyce
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Talk talk talk Yawn
22 May 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

All the characters just talk and talk till the proverbial cows come home.There is hardly any action and when it does occur it is talked over by one of the characters.Unfortunately by this stage of his career Herbert Wilcox had clearly lost whatever touch he had in the first place.After his success with Anna Neagle in the forties he turned out one dud after another in the fifties and by the end of the decade he was bankrupt.Quite frankly this film is more akin to a radio play than a film.I suggest that for say 5 minutes you turn down the picture brightness and just listen.You will not miss a thing.There is absolutely nothing cinematic about this film.The only point of suspense is how long are we going to have to wait for Orson to appear and how long will he appear for.Other than that the only pleasure in this film is seeing a very young Kenneth Williams and Miles Malleson with an odd wig and an even stranger beard.Looks like an inverted ice cream cone.


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