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Wicked Wife (1953)

Grand National Night (original title)
After race horse trainer Gerald Coates' horse wins the Grand National, his wife come home drunk, and the two of them have a violent argument, and she is accidentally killed. Coates insists ... See full summary »

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Nigel Patrick ...
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Beatrice Campbell ...
Betty Ann Davies ...
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Noel Purcell ...
Leslie Mitchell ...
Jack Donovan
Barry MacKay ...
Colin Gordon ...
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Richard Graydon ...
Chandler (as Richard Grayden)
May Hallatt ...
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George Sequira ...
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Ernest Jay ...
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Russell Waters ...
Plainclothes Detective
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After race horse trainer Gerald Coates' horse wins the Grand National, his wife come home drunk, and the two of them have a violent argument, and she is accidentally killed. Coates insists that she didn't come home after the big race, but the police begin to suspect him, after a train ticket is found in his coat. About to be arrested, he receives help from an unexpected source. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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25 October 1955 (USA)  »

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More than I expected
11 August 2005 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This is a nifty little movie that surprised me, having come to it without great expectations. It centers about a racehorse owner and his playgirl type wife who doesn't even like horses. The Grand National for those that don't know is probably the worlds most famous steeplechase type race which is held every year at Aintree near Liverpool.Its a very demanding race bringing great kudos to the winner. The marriage of the principals and the wife storms off to a party on Grand National night and what develops from then on is a more than decent thriller with a couple of slick twists. It has a rather unexpected ending for its time, and is well worth watching if you get the chance.


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