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Town on Trial (1957)

 -  Mystery  -  August 1957 (USA)
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When an attractive young girl is murdered, suspicion falls on several members of the local tennis club. It falls to Police Inspector Halloran to sort out all the red herrings, and finally ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Supt. Mike Halloran
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Dr. John Fenner
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Elizabeth Fenner
Derek Farr ...
Mark Roper
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Peter Crowley (as Alec Mc Cowen)
Fay Compton ...
Mrs. Crowley
Geoffrey Keen ...
Charles Dixon
Margaretta Scott ...
Helen Dixon
Meredith Edwards ...
Sgt. Rogers
Harry Locke ...
Sgt. Beale
Raymond Huntley ...
Dr. Reese
Harry Fowler ...
Leslie (Bandleader)
Maureen Connell ...
Mary Roper
Magda Miller ...
Molly Stevens
Newton Blick ...
Asst. Commissioner Beckett
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Storyline

When an attractive young girl is murdered, suspicion falls on several members of the local tennis club. It falls to Police Inspector Halloran to sort out all the red herrings, and finally after a confrontation at the top of the local church spire, arrest the culprit. Another fascinating look at what life was like in Britain during the 50's, Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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The Lovers' Lane killer was loose again... so they baited a trap for him - with another beautiful young girl! See more »

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August 1957 (USA)  »

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By under anklage  »

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The action takes place in Oakley Park. A Surrey Ambulance Service vehicle is glimpsed, whilst a County of London Civil Defence Corps van can also be seen. See more »

Goofs

When Dr Fenner admits Roper into his consulting room, his mouth is visibly moving as he closes the door but no dialogue accompanies him on the soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

Supt. Mike Halloran: Are there any real people in this town I wonder?
Elizabeth Fenner: You know the population of Oakley Park? It's about 50,000. How many people have you met so far? A dozen?
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Lynch Fever
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Music by Trevor Duncan
Josef Weinberger Music Ltd
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Clumsy plotting, but some outstanding scenes
31 January 2005 | by (London (UK)) – See all my reviews

I come out somewhere between these two last verdicts. The plot had more holes than a chunk of gruyere, motivations I'd agree were distinctly shaky, and chemistry between Mills and Barbara Bates as the girl he falls for was notably lacking. (Love scenes have never exactly been Johnny Mills's forte, have they?) But as so often with British films of this vintage, the portrayal of a particular era and social milieu is fascinating, and the supporting performances include some gems. I liked Derek Farr's increasingly sweaty reactions as the bogus ex-officer running the social club as his own little harem; initially loathsome, but gradually becoming a pitiable figure as his carefully-constructed social persona crumbles about his ears. And Elizabeth Seal turns in a tour de force as the respectable mayor's daughter going determinedly to the bad. Her spirited, bottom-wiggling solo dance at the club was utterly wonderful.


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