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Once a Sinner (1950)

A lowly bank clerk marries a good time girl but she two-times him for her old crooked boyfriend.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

David Evans (screenplay), Ronald Marsh (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Kirkwood ... Irene James (as Patricia Kirkwood)
Jack Watling ... John Ross
Joy Shelton ... Vera Lamb
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Jimmy Smart
Thora Hird ... Mrs. James
Humphrey Lestocq Humphrey Lestocq ... Lewis Canfield
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Mr. Ross
Edith Sharpe Edith Sharpe ... Mrs. Ross
Harry Fowler ... Bill James
Danny Green ... Ticker James
Stuart Lindsell Stuart Lindsell ... Inspector Rance (as R. Stuart Lindsell)
Olive Sloane ... Lil
George Street George Street ... Bridges
Rose Howlett Rose Howlett ... Mrs. Lamb
Charles Paton ... Mr. Lamb
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A lowly bank clerk marries a good time girl but she two-times him for her old crooked boyfriend.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Una vez que un Sinner See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

John Argyle Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The book that Mr Lamb reads in the hotel nightclub is 'They Don't Dance Much' by James Ross. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. James: She's just rotten all through and nothing'll change her. Not you, nor anybody else!
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My Introduction to Patricia Kirkwood
5 February 2013 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I awarded this film 6/10 and can imagine this was a "B" film in cinemas circa 1950 when it was first released.Although reviewer "gordonl56" from Canada provides a basic plot line, it contains an error which is that Thora Hird does not play Jack Watling's mother but Pat Kirkwood's.His mother is played by Edith Sharpe.This reviewer also mentions some Sydney Tafler's oily parts he played in films.I would like to mention a sympathetic role he played namely the chief physiotherapist who helps Douglas Bader (Kenneth More)to walk again with artificial legs in "Reach for the Sky" (1956) - another Lewis Gilbert directed film.

I enjoyed seeing that big "lug" of an actor Danny Green who played Pat Kirkwood's step father Ticker James, (as I did seeing him in the Ealing comedy, "The Lady Killers".I was pleasantly amused seeing this film for the first time.Was that again Brighton used as a location in the opening shots?Jack Watling was especially notable playing 4th officer Joseph Boxall in the 1958 film "A Night to Remember".


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