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Take My Life (1947)

Philippa Shelley races against time to clear her husband Nicholas Talbot of a murder he did not commit. While she works on getting proof, the prosecution is doing all it can to force a conviction.

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Ronald Neame
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Williams ... Nicholas Talbot
Greta Gynt ... Philippa Shelley
Marius Goring ... Sidney Fleming
Francis L. Sullivan ... Prosecuting Counsel
Henry Edwards ... Inspector Archer
Rosalie Crutchley ... Elizabeth Rusman
Leo Bieber Leo Bieber ... Parone - Orchestra Conductor
Marjorie Mars Marjorie Mars ... Joan Newcombe
David Wallbridge David Wallbridge ... Leslie Newcombe
Dodd Mehan Dodd Mehan ... Chemist (as D.A. Mehan)
Herbert C. Walton Herbert C. Walton ... George Grieve
Hugh Kelly Hugh Kelly ... Casualty Ward Doctor
Dorothy Bramhall Dorothy Bramhall ... Nurse
Nelly Arno Nelly Arno ... Mrs. Rusman
Frederick Morant Frederick Morant ... Concert Agent
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Philippa Shelley races against time to clear her husband Nicholas Talbot of a murder he did not commit. While she works on getting proof, the prosecution is doing all it can to force a conviction.

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Trivia

The line that Elizabeth Rusman writes is from Lord Byron's epic poem, "Don Juan," Stanza 199. "Alas, the love of women! it is known To be a lovely and a fearful thing." See more »

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Quotes

Nicholas Talbot: I never led you to suppose you were the first woman in my life. You married me with your eyes open.
Phillipa Shelley: Perhaps I ought to keep them open!
Nicholas Talbot: You imagine far more than you see...
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Connections

Referenced in Just William's Luck (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Aria: Take My Life
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Words and Music by William Alwyn
Performed by Greta Gynt (dubbed)
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first Ronald Neame movie

Intelligent narration by the judge in charge of a murder. And when you arrive at the end, you want to see again the first part to see how smart it was. First movie directed by former cinematographer Ronald Neame who worked on "Great Expectations" as adaptator. Great acting by Greta Gynt as the determined wife of her husband accused of murder but innocent. Ronald Neame was like Guy Green, Jack Cardiff, Freddie Francis, Seth Holt, Terence Fisher, Jimmy Sangster, Michael Carreras and many others : they could work as editor, cinematographer, screenwriter, director, and even actor.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das rettende Lied See more »

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Cineguild See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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