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You Can't Escape (1956)

| Film-Noir, Thriller
An up and coming young writer accidentally kills his ex-girlfriend then tries to cover it up but just tangles up a web of lies he weaves. The more he tries to hide, the deeper he digs the hole.

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Kay March
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David Anstruther
Robert Urquhart ...
Peter Darwin
Peter Reynolds ...
Rodney Nixon
Elizabeth Kentish ...
Claire Segar
Barbara Cavan ...
Aunt Sue
Martin Boddey ...
Insp. Crane
Thorley Walters ...
Chadwick
Jacqueline Mackenzie ...
Mrs. Baggerley
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An up and coming young writer accidentally kills his ex-girlfriend then tries to cover it up but just tangles up a web of lies he weaves. The more he tries to hide, the deeper he digs the hole.

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Engrossing tale of a Mr Everyman being drawn into crime
14 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is based on a theme I find intriguing, in which someone ordinary, in this case a young author, is drawn into crime through events. You can continue to debate with yourself throughout the film whether Peter Darwin was really a criminal; would he have received a fair trial in 1950's Britain; if he had gone to the police would he have been believed. Right through the film new facets are revealed about the characters Kay Murch and Peter Darwin as the plot presents them with successive dilemmas. The film stands up well even after the change in public attitudes to morality over the last sixty years, yet it is also interesting to see the attitudes of the time revealed through the reactions of the bit players.

I would say the acting was very good from all players, with camera- work and lighting presenting it very well. Sound is good, with the excellent diction you expect in films of that age. Well worth a watch to see the locations of the time in London and in the countryside, as well as an absorbing crime drama told from the perspective of the people involved, not the police investigating.


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