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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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NO ONE - ABSOLUTELY NO ONE - SEATED DURING THE LAST 13 MINUTES (all original posters and print ads - 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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After "The End" is flashed on the screen and fades out, a disembodied voice is heard under the black screen asking the audience not to reveal the identity of the killer. See more »

Quotes

George Radcliffe: Do you think a woman could live with a man and sleep with him and not know she was sleeping with a murderer?
Martha Radcliffe: Do murderers make love differently?
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"Ladies and gentlemen, you now know who killed Jason Roote. Please do not reveal the secret to anyone." See more »

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Unbelievable, but enjoyable
12 June 2000 | by (Bruges, Belgium) – See all my reviews

The last film of Gary Cooper is an enjoyable thriller-drama. It's not great cinema, but I was surprised by the pace of it. With most of those "old" films, I have trouble to sit them through. But this one kept my attention from beginning to end.

The story is about a man(Cooper) who's a witness to a murder and thanks to whose testimony the killer is locked away. But did this guy really commit the murder? Years later, Cooper's wife(Kerr) starts to suspect her husband. Slowly, everything begins to point in HIS direction. Is she still safe with the man she loves? Will he kill her(too)?

As I said, this film is very entertaining. The story however has some major holes in it and the ending is a bit of a let-down. You'll have to see what you make of this film with the ending in mind. This could have been done much better. Cooper is very good in his last role as the husband, but Kerr was less convincing as his wife. There are also some rather colourful, but sometimes annoying supporting roles. I can recommend it, as long as you don't expect to much of it. But if you don't like old films, this is a good movie to help you with that. The filming is very up-to-date. 6/10


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