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The Delavine Affair (1955)

A man's death leads a local newspaperman and the man's girlfriend to seek the killer.

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Peter Reynolds ...
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Maxine Banner
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Florian
Valerie Vernon ...
Lola
Michael Balfour ...
Sammy
Peter Neil ...
Inspector Johnson
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Summit
Peter Swanwick ...
Meyerling (as Peter Swannick)
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Mrs. Bissett
Mark Daly ...
Mr. Bissett
Anna Turner ...
Mrs. Halloran
Mae Bacon ...
Fanny (as Mai Bacon)
Hal Osmond ...
Old Man
Vernon Kelso ...
MacGregor
Christie Humphrey ...
Meyerling's Maid
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A man's death leads a local newspaperman and the man's girlfriend to seek the killer.

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Sammy drives along Edith Grove in Chelsea, London to meet Rex. As he does so, he passes the house with the flat that was to be the home of Brian Jones,Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones in 1962 - 1963. See more »

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3 Actors who will go onto better things
3 December 2010 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I suppose the only notable thing about this thriller is members of the cast who would go on to better things.Katie Johnson would go on to win a BAFTA for her part in "The Ladykillers".Gordon Jackson would find fame as the butler in "Upstairs Downstairs" on television and Honor Blackman would of course find fame in both "The Avengers" on television and Pussy Galore in a Bond film.Here they are just marking time in an amiable but rather involved thriller which was beloved of writers of crime fiction in the 1950sIt was the sort of film where it is quite easy to work out by a process of elimination who is the killer.It is the sort of film that would be executed far more effectively on television which would of course eventually cause the death of films of this genre at least as B features.


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