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The Price of a Song (1935)

A bookmakers clerk, Grierson, finds himself in financial difficulties and forces his step-daughter to marry Nevern, a caddish song-writer, for his money. When she finds life unbearable with... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Powell

Writers:

Michael Barringer, Anthony Gittes (story)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Campbell Gullan Campbell Gullan ... Arnold Grierson
Marjorie Corbett Marjorie Corbett ... Margaret Nevern
Gerald Fielding Gerald Fielding ... Michael Hardwicke
Dora Barton Dora Barton ... Letty Grierson
Charles Mortimer Charles Mortimer ... Oliver Broom
Oriel Ross Oriel Ross ... Elsie
Henry Caine Henry Caine ... Stringer
Sybil Grove Sybil Grove ... Mrs.Bancroft
Eric Maturin Eric Maturin ... Nevern
Felix Aylmer ... Graham
Cynthia Stock Cynthia Stock ... Mrs.Bush
Mavis Clair Mavis Clair ... Maudie Bancroft
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Storyline

A bookmakers clerk, Grierson, finds himself in financial difficulties and forces his step-daughter to marry Nevern, a caddish song-writer, for his money. When she finds life unbearable with Nevern she decides to divorce him and marry Hardwicke, a newspaper reporter. Grierson schemes to murder Nevern in the hope that his step-daughter will inherit all his money and that she'll be generous towards him (not knowing he will be the murderer). After secretly building up what he thinks is alibi upon alibi, he commits what he believes to be the perfect crime, only for an incredible slip to prove his undoing. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1935 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Il prezzo di una canzone See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the "75 Most Wanted" films listed by the British Film Institute as "Missing, believed lost". See more »

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