London in the early 1960s. The life of a couple is upset by the coming of a British Secret Service agent who moves in across the street.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Hines ...
Peter Schofield ...
David Corti ...
Margot Leicester ...
Jackie Downey ...
Peter Hughes ...
Club Manager
Bruce Morrison ...
Club Waiter
Tim Barker ...
Telephone Man
Alan Renwick ...
Vegetable Truck Man


London in the early 1960s. The life of a couple is upset by the coming of a British Secret Service agent who moves in across the street.

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Release Date:

26 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Pack of Lies (#36.3)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The character of Julie in real life is the TV journalist Gay Search, best known for her work on gardening programmes in the UK. See more »


Barbara Jackson: [after overhearing that Julie rode on the back of a motorcycle] Julie, how could you?
Julie Jackson: He was only giving me a ride home.
Barbara Jackson: How many time have we told you?
Julie Jackson: Yes, I know!
Barbara Jackson: How many times?
Julie Jackson: Yes, I'm sorry.
Barbara Jackson: You promised! You gave me your word!
Julie Jackson: I'm not a child anymore!
Barbara Jackson: What do you mean by that?
Julie Jackson: Well, I'm old enough to take care of myself.
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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This Film Made Me Angry
10 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film because of great acting skills by all of the actors and especially Ellen Burstyn,(Barbara Jackson),"Down in the Valley",'05 and Teri Garr,(Helen Schaefer),"The Sky Is Falling",'2000. The story takes place in London, England at the home of Barbara Jackson, who lives across the street from her good friend, Helen Schaefer. Helen plays an attractive blonde gal who is full of pep and very outgoing in her personality and tries to liven up her good friend Barbara, by getting her to purchase a sexy nightie for her self and husband and befriends her daughter. One day a complete stranger comes to the home of the Jackson's and disrupts their entire household and causes problems you will never believe could actually happen and I am sure it did in real life situations. I knew that this film was well produced and directed and the acting was outstanding, simply because it made me so Mad at people who would actually let this happen to their family and life without telling them WHERE TO GET OFF ! Enjoy

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