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The Inheritance (1950)

The Reluctant Widow (original title)
| Drama | 1 May 1950 (UK)
An English governess marries a complete stranger while he is on his deathbed. When he dies, she inherits his estate but is soon involved with some French spies working for Napoleon. Where ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard Knowles

Writers:

Basil Boothroyd (as J.B. Boothroyd), Georgette Heyer (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ... Helena
Guy Rolfe ... Lord Carlyon
Paul Dupuis ... Lord Nivelle
Lana Morris ... Becky
Kathleen Byron ... Mme. Annette de Chevreaux
Scott Forbes ... Francois Cheviot (as Julian Dallas)
Anthony Tancred Anthony Tancred ... Nicky
Peter Hammond ... Eustace Cheviot
Jean Cadell ... Mrs. Barrows
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Lord Bedlington
George Thorpe George Thorpe ... Col. Strong
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Scowler
James Carney James Carney ... Maj. Forbes
Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes ... Colonel
Hector MacGregor Hector MacGregor ... Sir Malcolm Torrens
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An English governess marries a complete stranger while he is on his deathbed. When he dies, she inherits his estate but is soon involved with some French spies working for Napoleon. Where should her loyalties lie? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1950 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Helena: What's to be done?
Lord Carlyon: We must find you a husband?
Helena: Again?
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who was to blame
18 December 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Firstly to correct an earlier reviewer this was not a Gainsborough picture.It was a Two Cities film made by Rank at Denham. When watching this film it is little wonder that Rank were millions in the red,and soon were to close Denham .It is difficult to give a coherent resume of this film as the story is impossible. to follow


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