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Thank God for Turner Classic Movies! You'd never see this in "The States" otherwise.
Hawkins and Dahl (though both obviously older than the ages their roles call for) are great: He as a man caught in an ever-tightening noose by a series of very believable coincidences; She as the old flame who ignites emotions which lead him astray.
Scenes in the manor are well-thought-out and very suspenseful. The lighting even adjusts as the moon slips between the clouds!
The plot will keep you guessing when you think you know the score.
2 quibbles (which clarify themselves after viewing, but give nothing away here and now):
1) USA release is titled "She Played With Fire". They shoulda called it: "HE Played With Fire".
2) It doesn't end the way it begins. You'll see what I mean when you watch.
And, by all means, do!
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