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Roadhouse Girl (1953)

Marilyn (original title)
George Saunders is the middle-aged owner of a roadside garage and pub. Trouble is inevitable when his sexy young wife, Marilyn, gets involved with Tom, the new mechanic.

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Complete credited cast:
Sandra Dorne ...
Marilyn Saunders
Maxwell Reed ...
Tom Price
Leslie Dwyer ...
George Saunders
Vida Hope ...
Rosie
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Nicky Everton
Hugh Pryse ...
Coroner
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Customer in Roadhouse
Ben Williams ...
Jury Foreman
Gerald Rex ...
Minor Role
Hugh Munro ...
Minor Role
Ray Burns ...
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George Saunders is the middle-aged owner of a roadside garage and pub. Trouble is inevitable when his sexy young wife, Marilyn, gets involved with Tom, the new mechanic. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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August 1955 (USA)  »

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Roadhouse Girl  »

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1.37 : 1
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The Mechanic Always Rings Twice
24 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This low budget British film is a version of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, about adultery, passion, a love triangle, and murder, all set around that most British of locations, an independent garage. An interesting cast go through the motions here although it's fair to say that the constraints of the budget mean that the film never really excites or innovates and instead sort of just plods along.

It doesn't help that we've seen this age-old story play out time and again. Maxwell Reed (BLACKOUT) is the heartthrob hero, a drifter who finds employment at the hands of a bad-tempered mechanic (Leslie Dwyer, great but underutilised in a character role). He soon falls for the comely charms of Dwyer's wife, Sandra Dorne, who is a Diana Dors-alike and not a bad actress at all. You can guess the rest of the story, but fun is added from Ferdy Mayne's stalwart suitor and the chance to see Kenneth Connor in a bit part. Although MARILYN is entirely devoid of originality, it's a relatively watchable little piece with plenty of character work going on.


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