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Twist of Fate (1954)

Beautiful Stranger (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 5 November 1954 (USA)
Johnny Victor, an actress living with Louis Galt on the Riveria, becomes involved with Pierre Clemont and learns he is a dangerous criminal.

Director:

David Miller

Writers:

David Miller (original story), Carl Nystrom | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... 'Johnny' Victor
Herbert Lom ... Emil Landosh
Stanley Baker ... Louis Galt
Jacques Bergerac ... Pierre Clemont
Margaret Rawlings ... Marie Galt
Eddie Byrne ... Luigi
Coral Browne ... Helen
Lisa Gastoni ... Yvette
Lily Kann Lily Kann ... Nicole
Ferdy Mayne ... Police Chief
Keith Pyott ... Georges
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Storyline

Johnny Victor is in love with an international businessman, Louis Galt, who is actually the head of a syndicate that mints illegal coins for the Continental market. But she soon learns that Galt has been deceiving her and has no intentions of divorcing his wife. So she meets Pierre Clemont, a potter, and falls for him (onscreen and off). Into this little slice of life comes Emil Landosh, a confidence man, and he steals a bracelet that Galt had given Victor and uses it to pay a debt. Enter a twist-of-fate (the US title that describes the film a lot better than the UK title, which is not unusual for films going from America to England but seldom vice-versa), and it ends up in Galt's hands. Strained credibility aside since many, many films depend on beating the coincidental odds, Galt assumes that Landosh is Victor's lover, and this isn't a good assumption on his part since Landosh kills him and then makes it appear as if Victor and Clermont did the deed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Shock After Shock! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twist of Fate See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ginger Rogers was 17 years older than Stanley Baker. When the film was released, she was 43; Baker, who plays her older lover, was 26. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny finishes her vase on the pottery wheel, it is straight. In the next frame, the vase is slightly tilted. Then when Pierre picks it up and puts it on a shelf, it has a shine on it as if it has been glazed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Ginger Rogers (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung in French at Pierre's
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Not much good noiresque
4 October 2018 | by timouldSee all my reviews

This movie seems to be hampered by preserving Ginger Rogers' good girl image. This leads to a lot of highly unlikely scenarios, none of which ring true.


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