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A young girl is travelling to London to find work. Arriving at the station, she meets a man who has been stabbed by a member of a gang of crooks involved with greyhound racing. She becomes a suspect, but flees the scene in order to deliver a message to the dead man's brother. She is protected from the police by a night club entertainer, who she learns is the man she is seeking.Written by
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Eileen (Rene Ray) quotes from "Romeo and Juliet" Act 2 scene 2: "Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast. Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest." See more »
Protheroe - the Butler:
Speaking in generalities and being unacquainted as to the actual details of the case, I should say that the conveyance of the information in question to the proper authorities would be virtually mandatory.
Steve - Short Henchman:
What's 'e talkin' about?
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The credits of this mediocre little thriller are impressive: scenario by Graham Greene, direction by William Cameron Menzies, music by Miklos Rozsa. But whatever interest may have been in Greene's original story has been washed away by clichés, Menzies' direction is brisk but uninspiring, and the best part of Rozsa's score is by Eric Coates. Also, a babyfaced John Mills is completely unconvincing as a tough guy (and his singing and dancing aren't up to much either), and Rene Ray does virtually nothing with the role of an innocent country girl who no sooner sets foot in the big city than she is falsely accused of murder. At least it's short.
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