Solicitor Alan Phipps formulates a plan to blackmail his wealthy and unfaithful wife, Yvonne, and at the same time, get revenge against her boyfriend, John Brodie, by setting him up to ...
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A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England. Her professor recommends that she spend her time in a small village called Whitewood. He... See full summary »
John Llewellyn Moxey
A young woman commits suicide. Her sister is not ready to let the death go without someone answering a few questions. was it really suicide, and where is the large amount of money her sister withdrew from the bank the day before her death?
John Llewellyn Moxey
Solicitor Alan Phipps formulates a plan to blackmail his wealthy and unfaithful wife, Yvonne, and at the same time, get revenge against her boyfriend, John Brodie, by setting him up to appear that he is the blackmailer and for Yvonne to kill him.
"Ricochet" (1963) is a solid noir entry in the "Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" lineup. Richard Leech is the central figure who plots against his wife, Maxine Audley, to get her money and to avenge her unfaithfulness in a past affair with Alex Scott. His complex plot figures a number of angles by which he plans to use Alex Scott to do his dirty work. But in any noir story, can anyone ever figure all the possible angles and prevent Fate from making life difficult or turning the tables? Can the plotter avoid a ricochet of some type, speaking figuratively? Leech relishes working behind his wife's back and seeing her squirm as he works his scheme. He's the central figure in this story and he carries it off with devilish glee. In one scene with the police present, Leech defends Audley from every accusation, but impales her deeper and deeper in the process! But Leech is not alone, for Scott attempts his own plot with its own angles, both failing and succeeding. Nor is Audley above a capacity to plot, as we learn in the penultimate line of the story.
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