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The Long Rope (1953)

The Large Rope (original title)
| Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1955 (USA)
A wrongly accused convict returns home, only to be maligned again.

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Tom Penney
Susan Shaw ...
Susan Hamble
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Mick Jordan
Vanda Godsell ...
Amy Jordan
Peter Byrne ...
Jeff Stribling
Richard Warner ...
Inspector Harmer
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May
Thomas Heathcote ...
James Gore
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Margaret Anderson
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Leonard White
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A wrongly accused convict returns home, only to be maligned again.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Donald Houston's village has it out for him
2 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Long Rope" (1953) is a Britnoir and a good one. Donald Houston has served 3 years for an assault he didn't do. He returns to his small village wherein he is promptly accused of another murder that takes place.

The villagers are supposed to be Brits who respect the rule of law. Forget that notion. Most of them are interested in rumor, gossip and acting upon accusation. They become quite the savage mob. The police in this movie become the barrier between an innocent man and mob injustice.

The photography is attractive, the acting very competent. The screenplay manages to etch a good many characters in a very short time. A reasonable amount of tension is developed.

Good, tight film with a message.


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