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Silent Dust (1949)

A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held,... See full summary »

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Lance Comfort

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Michael Pertwee (play), Michael Pertwee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stephen Murray ... Robert Rawley
Beatrice Campbell Beatrice Campbell ... Joan Rawley
George Woodbridge ... Foreman
Seymour Hicks ... Lord Clandon
Marie Lohr ... Lady Clandon
Edgar Norfolk Edgar Norfolk ... Simpson
James Hayter ... Pringle
Yvonne Owen Yvonne Owen ... Nellie
Sally Gray ... Angela Rawley
Derek Farr ... Maxwell Oliver
Nigel Patrick ... Simon Rawley
Irene Handl ... Cook
Maria Var Maria Var ... Cafe Singer
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A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held, the son shows up; it turns out that he wasn't killed in battle but deserted, and has become a blackmailer and a killer. He wants to get some money to "start a new life", but his blind father senses that something is wrong and sets out to find out what's going on. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das schweigende Dunkel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Nuit
Music by George Melachrino
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Dead but not gone?
23 February 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the picture begins, a blind rich guy has been dedicating himself and his fortune to building a new cricket stadium in memory of his son, Simon, who was killed during WWII. However, there's a bit of a problem with this. Unbeknownst to the old guy, the son is very much alive and he shows up to beg for some money from his 'widow' just before the stadium is dedicated. Where was he and why was he gone? It turns out Simon was a cowardly deserter who ran away to save his butt. And, through the course of the film, it becomes apparent he's a career criminal and sociopath! He's also there to shake down his poor wife now that she has remarried! And this is all learned rather early in the film. So what is next?

Nigel Patrick is exceptional in this film as Simon. Slimy, nasty and 100% unrepentant! And, in the process he makes everyone watching the film hate him thoroughly! Stephen Murray is also excellent as Simon's father...particularly when he realizes what's afoot and confronts his wayward son. All in all, this is one terrific film and I am glad I saw it. Quite the thriller and quite the finale!!


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