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

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Nothing is what it seems.
27 August 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

The world's in turmoil in the early years of nuclear weapons and the cold war. The uncertainty and insecurity is reflected in every aspect of life, from personal relationships to one's very identity. An escaped convict thinks he has found security by taking on another man's identity (whoops, another dead body) but then finds the new identity has a murky past which threatens to engulf him in international espionage. Trust, recognition, sincerity, love and respect are all thrown in doubt. It's a snapshot of 1950's high anxiety, with plenty of unexpected twists.

Watch out for the minor role of the garrulous housekeeper played by Joan Hickson, later to become a wonderful Miss Marple in many Agatha Christie mysteries.


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