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Finger of Guilt (1956)

The Intimate Stranger (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 17 October 1956 (USA)
A married movie studio executive's life, starts to fall apart when he is intimately stalked by a beautiful woman he claims he does not know.

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Complete credited cast:
... Reginald 'Reggie' Wilson
... Evelyn Stewart
... Kay Wallace
... Ben Case
... Lesley Wilson
... Ernest Chaple
Vernon Greeves ... George Mearns
André Mikhelson ... Steve Vadney
... Police Sgt. Brown
Basil Dignam ... Dr. Gray
Grace Denbeigh-Russell ... Mrs. Lynton
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A married movie studio executive's life, starts to fall apart when he is intimately stalked by a beautiful woman he claims he does not know.

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MOVIE MAKER ON THE SPOT! (original U.S. print ad - all caps)

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On its release the directorial credit was given to producer Alec C. Snowden, rather than the (then) blacklisted Joseph Losey. See more »

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Ben Case: This is want you wanted, isn't it? Responsibility, running the show? You can't have that without paying the price.
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Great 1950s studio based thriller
11 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is one which I saw on TV many many years ago on Yorkshire and eventually obtained an American copy a few years back. Directed by Joseph Losey this film has great atmosphere and some great stars too. Unusual for the time there are good location shots and realistic studio backgrounds too. My copy "Finger of Guilt" is the edited version which was distributed by RKO but in spite of this I love the twists and turns of the plot and if you get the chance watch it vote on it too. This film is a high-spot in the history of Merton Park and shows what can be done on a modest budget with actors who know their stuff. Richard Basehart is brilliant as he struggles to solve the question "was it true" and Roger Livesey is believable as the studio boss. Look out to for a host of Merton Park regulars such as Andre Mikhelson who plays a designer in this film.


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