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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 the only suspect when someone else murders her.

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William Fairchild (additional scenes and dialogue) (as W.E.C. Fairchild), Nunnally Johnson | 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 Insp. Sullivan
William Squire ... Sgt. Cochran (as William Squires)
Ballard Berkeley ... Police Supt. 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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Arthur Groome is spared execution by the abolition of capital punishment even though capital punishment was not permanently abolished in the United Kingdom until 1969, eighteen years after this movie was made. See more »

Goofs

When Rose Mallory is murdered, the two pen knives form a T on the carpet and the cigarette smoke from the end away from the pen knives. When Arthur Groome finds the body, the pen knives are away from each other and the cigarette has been moved 180 degrees so the smoke is coming from the end towards the knives. See more »

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The Man: Every week thousands of people see girls like Rose Mallory dancing on the stage. And amongst those thousands there's perhaps just one who a few hours later will strike. I suppose they regard themselves as some kind of instrument of justice.
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Harrison elevates The Film From Average To Enjoyable.
6 April 2003 | by peachamSee all my reviews

The plot is not original...Mistress is Murdered,Married Man accussed...Wife stands by him. But Sir Rex Harrison makes you believe in the story. Harrison gives an extremely fine and brilliant performance which raises the film from a typical pot boiler into the story of a regretful innocent man. Lily Palmer (at the time..Mrs. Harrison) is also in fine form as his on screen wife.


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