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

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Florian
Valerie Vernon ...
Lola
Michael Balfour ...
Sammy
Peter Neil ...
Inspector Johnson
Laurie Main ...
Summit
Peter Swanwick ...
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Mrs. Bissett
Mark Daly ...
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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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Fine British B-movie
26 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A snappy little British thriller with plenty of stuff to enjoy, THE DELAVINE AFFAIR is yet another film churned out at Nettlefold Studios, with an interesting cast and a plot that never lets up. It's a film that packs plenty of twists and turns into the 64-minute running time, with an erstwhile reporter hero and a sinister villain. The lead character is played by Peter Reynolds, in a welcome departure from his typical performances as cads and bounders. Reynolds brings a cheeky charm to the role of a reporter willing to do anything for a scoop, and the opening sequence - in which he literally stumbles upon the body of an old acquaintance - is great stuff.

The story goes on from there, taking time to feature the lovely Honor Blackman in a significant role as the reporter's wife, and Gordon Jackson as a friend of the family. Valerie Vernon plays an arresting femme fatale and wears some ahead-of-the-time gear. The reliable Michael Balfour (ALBERT, R.N.) plays in support as Reynolds's photographer buddy, and sharp-eyed viewers will spot LADYKILLERS actress Katie Johnson in a minor part. THE DELAVINE AFFAIR is a fine example of the British B-movie, a well-paced and entertaining slice of escapism.


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