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Hour of Decision (1957)

An American journalist solves the mystery of an unpleasant columnist's murder and clears his own wife, one of the many suspects.

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(as C. Pennington-Richards)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Joe Sanders
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Peggy Sanders
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Gary Bax
Mary Laura Wood ...
Olive Bax
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J. Foster Green
Carl Bernard ...
Inspector Gower
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Elvin Main
Anthony Snell ...
Andrew Crest
Vanda Godsell ...
Eileen Chadwick
Robert Sansom ...
Rees Chadwick
Garard Green ...
Tony Pendleton
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Club Waiter
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Caligraphy Expert
Margaret Allworthy ...
Denise March
Richard Shaw ...
Sgt. Dale
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An American journalist solves the mystery of an unpleasant columnist's murder and clears his own wife, one of the many suspects.

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Tony Pendleton: Mr Gary Bax was immoral, disloyal and thoroughly selfish. I calculate there are at least a dozen other men who feel the way I do, and any one of them who's half-way decent would consider that killing Gary Bax was a public service - like clearing a blocked drain.
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hum-drum murder mystery
18 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a fairly routine though watchable whodunit that is notable mainly for the nearly salacious-for-the-time talk about the womanizing habits of a gossip columnist who gets murdered. Oh yes, the ever enticing Hazel Court is present as a past amour of the now-dead rakish fellow who tries to avoid suspicion for his murder. Her husband investigates so as not to have his honey nabbed by the coppers. London locations make it watchable.


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