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Take My Life (1947)

A woman races against time to clear 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 ... Phillipa Shelley
Leo Bieber Leo Bieber ... Parone - Orchestra Conductor
Marjorie Mars Marjorie Mars ... Mrs. Newcombe
David Wallbridge David Wallbridge ... Leslie Newcombe
Francis L. Sullivan ... Prosecuting Counsel
Rosalie Crutchley ... Elizabeth Rusman
Herbert C. Walton Herbert C. Walton ... Grieve
Marius Goring ... Sidney Fleming
Dodd Mehan Dodd Mehan ... Chemist (as D.A. Mehan)
Henry Edwards ... Inspector Archer
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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A woman races against time to clear Nicholas Talbot of a murder he did not commit. While she works on getting proof, the prosecution is doing all it can to convict Mr. Talbot of killing his former girlfriend. Written by blogmonstermike.wordpress.com

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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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Production Co:

Cineguild See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Made its television debut on 10 September 1956 on the American ABC network. See more »

Goofs

There is an enormous hole in the plot near the end. Since the character played by Ronald Adam turns out to be a detective, he could have arrested Marius Goring as soon as he confessed to the murder. Instead, after Goring's confession, Adam leaves Goring and Greta Gynt together alone in the carriage, causing Gynt to be nearly murdered herself. See more »

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Defending Counsel: The prosecution asks us to believe that Talbot, hurt in the struggle, went at once to the nearest hospital and asked for his wound to be dressed. Look at him in the dock. Look at him closely. I ask you first if he looks like a murderer and second if he looks like a fool. Remember that on your decision depends a man's life. You and only you can decide if this man shall die...
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Suspenseful and stylish
31 August 2002 | by niels-4See all my reviews

Minor classic ! "Take My life" is one of the better films of its era in British film making. A Rank Film that catched the attention of Hollywood and brought its leading actress Greta Gynt to the film capitol of the world. The merits of "Take My Life" is in its fast paced and skillfully directed hands of Ronald Neame. The feeling of suspense is carefully distributed throughout the film via a dramatic developement that never leavs you unexcited or bored. The actors are controlled and focused. One can tell that the actors enjoyed the challenge of a script that required high acting skills to pull off. And The Rank Studioes gathered their best talents to make the film a minor classic of British film-noire style. "Take my Life" was widly distributed all over the world and is remembered as Greta Gynts best liked film, both by her and her fans. So take a risk with this film if you want to spend an evening (or day) of cinemagic style and suspense. You wont walk off dissapointed if you are lover of vintage films


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