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"Thriller" A Coffin for the Bride (1974)

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1 June 1974 (Season 3, Episode 1)
Mark Walker is in the lucrative business of marrying wealthy older women and murdering them after the honeymoon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Michael Jayston ... Mark Walker

Helen Mirren ... Stella McKenzie
Michael Gwynn ... Oliver Mason
Richard Coleman ... Weston
Margaret Courtenay ... Claire
Josephine Tewson ... Yvonne
Arthur English ... Freddy
Tony Steedman ... Detective Quilly
Marcia Fox ... Connie
Hugh Morton ... Judge
Richard Hampton ... Sergeant Miles
Jeffrey Taylor ... Warder
Peter Mackriel ... Porter
Mark Rodbert ... Young Lad
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Ingrid Lotarius ... (uncredited)

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John Sichel 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
black widower on the prowl, 2 July 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

This is a fantastic episode from the "Thriller" series that benefits from a brilliant performance by Helen Mirren. I personally know her work from a later era, but here, she is only 29.

The story concerns a black widower, Mark, who meets, charms, and marries wealthy women, and then kills them, making it look like an accident. Now he's on the prowl again, hanging out at a health club, and there he meets Mirren, a lovely young woman with a beautiful figure. He finds himself drawn to her. However, he soon meets the irrepressible Angie, who in a way is more his type - older and rich. She's also homely and boisterous.

Mark wants to have his cake and eat it, too. And that's where I'll leave this brilliant Brian Clemens story. It's a real treat. The question is, how to see it. I understand that at least some of the Thriller series is out on DVD in England. Also, I suggest looking on the Internet and checking with some Mirren collectors. It's well worth locating.

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