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The Naked Edge (1961)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  May 1961 (UK)
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Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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George Radcliffe
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Martha Radcliffe
Eric Portman ...
Jeremy Clay
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Mrs. Heath
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Lilly Harris
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Mr. Evan Wrack
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Morris Brooke
Ronald Howard ...
Mr. Claridge
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Donald Heath
Sandor Elès ...
Manfridi St John
Wilfrid Lawson ...
Mr. Pom
Helen Cherry ...
Miss Osborne
Joyce Carey ...
Victoria Hicks
Diane Clare ...
Betty
Frederick Leister ...
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Storyline

George Radcliffe's testimony sends Donald Heath to prison for murder and the theft of over 60,000 pounds. Soon after, Radcliffe invests a large sum of money in an ultimately profitable business venture. Martha Radcliffe begins to suspect her husband of the crime. Written by Greg Helton <ghelton@airmail.net>

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ONLY THE MAN WHO WROTE PSYCHO COULD JOLT YOU LIKE THIS (original posters-all caps) See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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May 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann geht seinen Weg  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Catherine Finn was interviewed for a part. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Clay: [to Radcliffe] You might call me a sort of intellectual peeping tom.
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Crazy Credits

"Ladies and gentlemen, you now know who killed Jason Roote. Please do not reveal the secret to anyone." See more »

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Cooper's final bow...a melodrama with a high hysteria quotient, yet many strong attributes
1 April 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Not-bad adaptation of Max Ehrlich's novel "First Train to Babylon" turned out to be Gary Cooper's final film (he died before its release). An American Air Freight sales manager in London testifies against a fellow employee in a murder/robbery trial; five years later, with the manager and his spouse now living in luxury, the wife begins to suspect that her husband was the killer the entire time. Hurt by a seemingly lower-end budget--and by a script that doesn't always make sense--this is still a most unusual project for Cooper, who manages a fine performance. Film builds to a fine pitch of suspense in its concluding sequence (which Adrian Lyne might have studied for his "Fatal Attraction" closer). Deborah Kerr stays wide-eyed and white-knuckled throughout as Cooper's wife; she's also quite good, though the godawful shlock music by William Alwyn underlines all of her suspicions with a thundering of drums that could wake the dead. So, is Cooper guilty or not? The finale provides an amusing frisson or two--and a twist which the ghostly voice-over informs the audience to please not betray. **1/2 from ****


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