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Shadow of Fear (1955)

Before I Wake (original title)
A woman travels to England to attend her parents' funeral. She is told by officials that they died of natural causes together, but she doesn't buy it. She comes to suspect that the nurse ... See full summary »

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(as Hal Debrett),
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April Haddon
Jean Kent ...
Florence Haddon
Maxwell Reed ...
Michael Elder
Hugh Miller ...
Mr. Driscoll
Gretchen Franklin ...
Elsie
Frederick Leister ...
Dr. Elder
Alexander Gauge ...
Police sergeant
Josephine Middleton ...
Mrs. Harrison
Frank Forsyth ...
Jack Storey
Stanley Van Beers ...
Harry
Frank Atkinson ...
Taxi driver
Philip Ray ...
Station master
Robert Sansom ...
Parson
Phyllis Cornell ...
Dr. Elder's receptionist
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A woman travels to England to attend her parents' funeral. She is told by officials that they died of natural causes together, but she doesn't buy it. She comes to suspect that the nurse who took care of her parents was involved in their deaths, but since the nurse is well thought of in the town, no one believes her. What she doesn't know is that her parents' killer has selected her as the next victim. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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If I die before I wake this note will reveal The Killer...

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Mystery

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7 March 1958 (Ireland)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A suspense programmer in the Hitchcock manner.

I did not know this little thriller from UK and directed by the vet Albert Rogell, an American. No great surprise in this tale of a young woman - Freeman - who comes back home, after her father's death, to discover that his death was not an accident, as it was declared. She suspects her stepmother, the woman her father married after Freeman's mother death, to have something to do with that "accident". And she sees afterwards that her mother was probably killed too by the stepmother and former nurse of her father. And all this for

And she finally faces the fact that the stepmother plans to kill her too...

The ending is too predictable. Such a shame.


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