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Deadly Nightshade (1953)

Escapee switches identities but finds the new one quite a handful.

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Matthews / Barlow
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Ann Farrington
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Inspector Clements
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Mrs. Fenton
Hector Ross ...
Canning
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Col. Smythe
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Mrs. Smythe
Alan Gordon
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Heinz
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Mr. Pritchard
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Escapee switches identities but finds the new one quite a handful.

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Crime | Drama

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March 1953 (UK)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Matthews: We've all got a double somewhere.
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Emrys Jones takes on a new identity
18 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Deadly Nightshade" is a more than solid Britnoir. It rises above the pack of the typical 1 hour type made in the 50s due mainly to a brooding performance by the lead, Emrys Jones. Actually he plays two roles in this twisty tale of mistaken and assumed identity, and the ironic psychology of it all adds to the gripping nature of the tale. Able co-stars in the persons of Zena Marshall as a romantic interest and John Horsley as a police inspector round out the cast. A housekeeper provides some comic relief. There's not a lot of action, most of the movie occurring inside one cottage; but one hardly notices. A bit of spy intrigue and patriotic appeal come into the story too.


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