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Wicked Wife (1953)
"Grand National Night" (original title)

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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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A British film from 1953 starring Nigel Patrick as a racehorse owner and the beautiful Moira Lister as his wife Babs, this is a film about what happens after Gerald's (Mr. Patrick) horse wins the national. Babs, who doesn't seem to like horses much, parties in Liverpool without Gerald, thinks of divorce, drives home (without a license and probably a little impaired) and has a confrontation with her husband. A struggle occurs and she is killed. From there, the film becomes a detective story. This is where it gets more interesting, as the players in the film are questioned about certain aspects of their behavior. Not a long film (less than 80 minutes), it holds your interest from start to finish. Not essential, but a fairly good detective story/thriller.


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