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Lady in Distress (1940)

A Window in London (original title)
A passerby witnesses a murder through the windows of a passing train. He then tries to track down the killer.

Director:

Herbert Mason

Writers:

Ian Dalrymple (scenario), R. Herbert (story) (as Herbert) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Redgrave ... Peter
Sally Gray ... Vivienne
Paul Lukas ... Zoltini
Hartley Power Hartley Power ... Max Preston
Patricia Roc ... Pat
Glen Alyn Glen Alyn ... Andrea
Gertrude Musgrove Gertrude Musgrove ... Telephonist
George Carney ... Night Watchman
Bryan Coleman Bryan Coleman ... Constable
Alf Goddard Alf Goddard ... Tiny
Wilfred Walter Wilfred Walter ... Foreman
George Merritt ... Manager
John Salew John Salew ... Reporter
Pamela Randell Pamela Randell ... (as Pamela Randall)
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Storyline

While on his way to work one morning, a man looks out the window of the train and sees a young woman being murdered. When he investigates the crime, he discovers a foul-tempered illusionist, Zoltini (Paul Lukas), who has a turbulent relationship with his young wife, Vivienne (Sally Gray). Written by Noah Arceneaux

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train | murder | london england | See All (3) »

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Thriller

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady in Distress See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Kimberley and Page" and Pamela Randell as specialty acts. See more »

Quotes

Vivienne: I can't stand this idiotic jealousy any more. It's killing even the pity I have for you. And I warn you, when that goes, I shall go too.
Zoltini: And I warn you. If to leave me so much as enters your mind, look out for yourself.
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Connections

Remake of Métropolitain (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing
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Written by Tolchard Evans, Stanley Damerell and Robert Hargreaves
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Terrrible ups and downs in marriages and night life between life and death in London
4 January 2019 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

This is an amazing thriller mainly consisting of surprises all the way. It starts like a comedy , and the comedy mood seems to be its dominating element, but then enter the abyss of jealousy. Sally Field is the wife of a magician whose life is a tempestuous roller-coaster of failures and redemptions, and into this messy life of an incalculable jealous artist of some diabolical talent (Paul Lukas, fresh from "The Lady Vanishes") comes Michael Redgrave clumsily interfering in what he believes is a murder attempt of Lukas on his wife. Well, Michael is also married, but his wife gets sacked from her job, while Michael gets mixed up with the jealous husband, and it all seems to go really bad for everybody. But you are still in for many surprises.

It's a wonderfully witty film, almost heralding the best moments of Powell & Pressburger and with some definite elements of Hitchcock, the scene at the night club is a highlight, and the theatre scenes with some extras are also hilarious with an expected tragic climax, trigging quite a few catastrophes - but never mind, this is first class entertainment all the way, and afterwards you will feel kind of upside down. The script is by Ian Dalrymple, and I think that's where most of the credit should go. An additional asset, though, is a very accomplished music score by Bretton Byrd.


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