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Wicked Wife (1953)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ...
Gerald Coates
Moira Lister ...
Babs Coates
Beatrice Campbell ...
Betty Ann Davies ...
...
Insp. Ayling
Noel Purcell ...
Leslie Mitchell ...
Jack Donovan
Barry MacKay ...
Sgt. Gibson
Colin Gordon ...
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Morton
Richard Graydon ...
Chandler (as Richard Grayden)
May Hallatt ...
Hoskyns
George Sequira ...
George
Ernest Jay ...
Railway Official
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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Enjoyable Thriller
19 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Found this little gem when browsing for this type of film (British B films) on Amazon.

Nigel Patrick plays a very decent sort, he's a racehorse trainer who happened to train the grand National winner. Moira Lister who looks absolutely gorgeous plays his unfaithful drunken wife.

The plot revolves around what happened after the horse wins the big race, when the wife provokes her husband, character name Gerald Coates so much he does her in. Foolishly as per normal he tries to get away with it instead of coming clean and claiming self defence of course this backfires and a murder investigation begins lead by a tenacious detective from the yard played by the excellent Michael Hordern.

All in a all a very enjoyable thriller with a fine ending


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