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Lady in Distress (1939)

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:

R. Herbert (story) (as Herbert), Max Maret (story) (as Maret) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Redgrave ... Peter Thompson
Sally Gray ... Vivian Zoltini
Paul Lukas ... Louis Zoltini
Hartley Power Hartley Power ... Max Preston
Patricia Roc ... Pat Thompson
Gertrude Musgrove Gertrude Musgrove ... Telephonist
George Carney ... Night Watchman
Bryan Coleman Bryan Coleman ... Constable
Alf Goddard Alf Goddard ... Tiny
Glen Alyn Glen Alyn ... Andrea
Wilfred Walter Wilfred Walter ... Grant - Foreman
George Merritt ... Manager
John Salew John Salew ... Reporter
Kimberley & Page Kimberley & Page ... Themselves
Pamela Randell Pamela Randell ... Singer
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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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Trivia

Backstage at the Music Hall, a sign by the stairs reminds the performers: "You will hear our Galleryites curse if they can't HEAR YOU!". See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Peter: I hope they're as happy as we are.
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Connections

Remake of Métropolitain (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Life Is Nothing Without Music
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Music by Fred Hartley
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Domestic Violence
3 December 2020 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

A remake of a French film made four years earlier called 'Metropolitan' transformed by it's journey across the Channel. The vivid record of prewar London before the railings came down is today naturally the film's main attraction, although the production design of the interiors also contributes it's fair share of atmosphere.

In support of a young and rangy Michael Redgrave are Paul Lukas (who Redgrave had just worked with on 'The Lady Vanishes') and Hartley Power (who Redgrave would later shoot in 'Dead of Night').


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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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