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The Long Dark Hall (1951)

A devoted family man tries to help a beautiful alcoholic showgirl with her life, and becomes the only suspect when someone else murders her.

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Nunnally Johnson (screenplay), William Fairchild (additional scenes and dialogue) (as W.E.C. Fairchild) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Harrison ... Arthur Groome
Lilli Palmer ... Mary Groome
Tania Heald Tania Heald ... Sheila Groome
Henrietta Barry Henrietta Barry ... Rosemary Groome
Dora Sevening Dora Sevening ... Mary's Mother
Ronald Simpson Ronald Simpson ... Mary's Father
Raymond Huntley ... Chief Inspector Sullivan
William Squire ... Sergeant Cochran (as William Squires)
Ballard Berkeley ... Superintendent Maxey
Anthony Dawson ... The Man
Denis O'Dea ... Sir Charles Morton
Anthony Bushell ... Clive Bedford
Henry B. Longhurst Henry B. Longhurst ... Judge (as Henry Longhurst)
Patricia Cutts Patricia Cutts ... Rose Mallory (as Patricia Wayne)
Meriel Forbes Meriel Forbes ... Marjorie Danns
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Storyline

Arthur Groome works in London and has a devoted family in Richmond. Shortly after he starts seeing a showgirl she is found murdered and the circumstantial evidence points to the innocent if naive Groome. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Two great Broadway stars at their greatest!

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1951 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Amante e infiel See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film of William Squire. See more »

Goofs

The penknife has the words NE Steel and Chief Insp. Sullivan says the penknife was made at a factory called North England Steel Works, but the painted sign of the factory has North England Iron Works. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Groome: What good is the truth when it doesn't sound true?
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Atmospheric and Downbeat
3 September 2013 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

A Broody, Moody Movie that is a slightly better than Average British Thriller that makes up for its slim Story and vapid Ending with Atmospheric touches and strong Characters. It has a striking Noirish beginning with very dark streets inhabited by a Serial Killer that resembles a sewer rat.

One of the Victims has a cheating Husband as a Lover and He is falsely accused of Her Murder. The middle becomes a Courtroom Melodrama with cross examinations and suspect Witnesses. This all leads to a confrontation between the real Killer and the Accused Man's Wife that is edge of your seat Suspenseful.

This Movie has a Sleazy Look and a Downbeat Tone that aside from the aforementioned Wrap Up, places it in the Realm of Foreign Film-Noir and has a Creep Factor that is exploited by the truly unsettling Murderer and dingy surroundings. Slightly underrated.


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