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Paper Gallows (1950)

Torment (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Thriller | 10 November 1950 (USA)
A story of two brothers, both writers of crime novels, one a fine, upstanding gentleman and the other a moody, neurotic, psychopath. The other is determined to create a 'faked' version of a... See full summary »

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John Bentley ...
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A story of two brothers, both writers of crime novels, one a fine, upstanding gentleman and the other a moody, neurotic, psychopath. The other is determined to create a 'faked' version of a perfect crime he intends to commit when an ex-convict visits them. They are both in love with their shared-stenographer-secretary. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The THRILL of THRILLS! You'll GRIP YOUR SEAT with EXCITEMENT ! See more »

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Truly odd
14 July 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This thriller is truly odd.Two brothers are novelists sharing a big house and a secretary.They are both writing murder mysteries.John Bentley is in love with the Secretary Rona Anderson.Dermot Walsh is too,only she doesn't love him.Unfortunately Dermot is barking mad.We know this because not only does he kill a visiting ex convict but also the family cat.Unfortunately Walsh's performance is so over the top that that the film is totally unhinged.It becomes unintentionally funny.Walsh sets up a situation where Bentley goes off on a wild goose chase giving him the opportunity to kill Anderson.However Bentley arrives back in time to prevent it.The climax is just as daft as what had proceeded it.


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