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Alias John Preston (1955)

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Wealthy John Preston arrives in small town Deanbridge. He invests in local businesses and gets involved in community affairs. Eventually, he meets a local belle, Sally, and wins her from ... See full summary »

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Betta St. John ...
Sally Sandford
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Dr. Peter Walton
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John Preston
Sandra Dorne ...
Sylvia - in dream / Maria
Patrick Holt ...
Sylvia's Husband in Dream (as Pat Holt)
John Stuart ...
Dr. Underwood
Bill Fraser ...
Joe Newton
Gabrielle Gay
Peter Grant ...
Bob Newton
Betty Ann Davies ...
Mrs. Sandford
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Richard Sandford
Guido Lorraine
Dinah Anne Rogers
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Wealthy John Preston arrives in small town Deanbridge. He invests in local businesses and gets involved in community affairs. Eventually, he meets a local belle, Sally, and wins her from her current boyfriend. She agrees to marry him. Then, he begins to have strange dreams about Sylvia, a beautiful woman from his past, who comes to Deanbridge to blackmail him. In his dream, Preston strangles the scheming woman, but is then confronted by a strange Frenchman. He tells his dream to Dr. Walton, who feels Preston is suppressing things in his past, and should regain his memory before marrying Sally Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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The last feature of Betty Ann Davies. it was released after her death. See more »

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Strange Film and Awful Accents
29 May 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is a strange but nonetheless entertaining film starring a pre Dracula Christopher Lee with a truly terrible mid Atlantic accent.This is matched only by a lame attempt at such an accent by Peter Grant in his sole film appearance.There is a scene in a box at a concert where Lee turns to his girlfriend and bares his teeth in a smile,where i thought surely he cant be about to bite her neck.The film becomes extremely strange with the appearance of Alexander Knox as the psychoanalyst.Lee relates to him his nightmares.At the end we learn that these are not nightmares but they are actual events.Incidentally i believe the 2 exterior shots are of Church Walk Hampstead and Kilburn High Road.it looks like the Gaumont State in the background.


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