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The editor of a magazine falls in love with the publisher's daughter. The only trouble is that the publisher's wife quite fancies him as well. Then he's accused of embezzling funds.

Director:

Francis Searle

Writers:

John Temple-Smith (original story), Maurice Temple-Smith (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Bentley ... Peter
Kathleen Byron ... Margot
Thea Gregory Thea Gregory ... Susan
Stuart Lindsell Stuart Lindsell ... Aubrey
Ivan Craig Ivan Craig ... Jerry
Garard Green Garard Green ... Charlie
Lloyd Lamble ... Michael
Frank Henderson Frank Henderson ... Mr. Freeman
Arnold Bell Arnold Bell ... Inspector Crawford
Charles Saynor Charles Saynor ... Policeman
Derek Prentice Derek Prentice ... Doctor
June Charlier June Charlier ... Barmaid
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The editor of a magazine falls in love with the publisher's daughter. The only trouble is that the publisher's wife quite fancies him as well. Then he's accused of embezzling funds. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Opening credits: All the characters in this film are entirely fictitious and bear no resemblance to any persons living or dead. See more »

Quotes

Margot: What did you think you were buying when you married me - another piece of furniture to shut up in your old mausoleum? Get out!
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Symphony No.102
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Music by Joseph Haydn
Arranged by Leighton Lucas
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Murder mystery bogged down by endless family drama
10 May 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Another cheap effort from British B-movie honcho Francis Searle, who seemed singularly unable to enliven any of his movies with anything approaching suspense, thrills, or peril. This one's an erstwhile thriller about the torrid relationships that exist within a small newspaper business, but it's so poorly handled that you'll struggle to make it to the end.

The one thing this has over rival fare is that it was filmed at Shepperton Studios, but that counts for nothing when Searle fails to make use of his locales. What we have here is a plodding family drama that finally turns into a murder mystery come the second half, but by then it's too late. John Bentley (of PAUL TEMPLE fame) gives a workmanlike turn as the unlikable lead, while Kathleen Byron achieved fame for BLACK NARCISSUS but fails to make much of her femme fatale role here. The closing moments are fun insofar as the film suddenly comes to life in an exciting and shocking way, but it's far too late in the day to make this anything approaching good.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1954 (UK) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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