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The Case of Charles Peace (1949)

 -  Crime  -  March 1949 (UK)
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Businessman Charles Peace leads a double life--by day he's a respected local businessman, but by night he's a professional thief who lets nothing, not even murder, stop him from getting what he wants.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Martin Harvey ...
Charles Peace (as Michael Martin-Harvey)
Chili Bouchier ...
Valentine Dyall ...
Storyteller Sir Clement Barnes KC
Bruce Belfrage ...
Prosecution counsel Foster
Ronald Adam ...
Defence counsel Lockwood
Roberta Huby ...
Sue Thompson
Peter Forbes-Robertson ...
William Habron
Kathleen Rooney ...
Mary
Richard Shayne ...
Jean Shepeard ...
Hannah Peace
Bob Cameron ...
John Habron (as Robert Cameron)
John Kelly ...
Father O'Brien
Peter Gawthorne ...
Hamilton Deane ...
Robert McLachlan ...
Mr. Justice Lindley
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Businessman Charles Peace leads a double life--by day he's a respected local businessman, but by night he's a professional thief who lets nothing, not even murder, stop him from getting what he wants.

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Better than I expected
18 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This little gem of a movie deserves wider recognition. I'd never heard of it until I stumbled upon it one afternoon on the UK MoviesForMen channel.

You certainly get a great sense of the Victorian Era in Britain in which it is set and Peace, as played by Michael Martin Harvey makes a chillingly credible sociopath. He put me in mind somehow of Richard Attenborough's seedy Christie in 10 Rillington Place.

The only criticism I could make is that Harvey was maybe a little old for the lead role as he looks the wrong side of 60! The courtroom scenes are also very realistic.

I wonder how it came to be forgotten.


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