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Shadow of Fear (1954)
"Before I Wake" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Mona Freeman ...
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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Jean Kent makes a fine evil step mum
3 July 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Mona Freeman is the usual transplanted American star in this barnstorming thriller.Kent is you could say the female Tod Slaughter as she seems to relish every indignity she heaps on to the petrified Freeman.Quite what persuaded her late father to stipulate that Freeman should stay with Kent till she is 21 is rather unclear.However this is one piece of good news as it gives her a chance to accomplish her ambition of a hat trick of murders.She attempts to kill Freeman by jumping out of a moving car but that doesn't work,So she gets the local doctor to help drug her the subsequently ties her into a speeding motorboat headed for the rocks.Alas she does'nt succeed and Freeman is rescued and finds love with Maxwell reed.An enjoyable thriller.


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