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City After Midnight (1957)

That Woman Opposite (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | August 1959 (USA)
A series of daring robberies has taken place on Rue des Anges, a quiet street in the town of La Bandelette. Standing by an open window in his study, Sir Maurice Lawes sees a gendarme beaten... See full summary »

Director:

Compton Bennett

Writers:

Compton Bennett (screenplay), John Dickson Carr (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Kirk ... Eve Atwood
Dan O'Herlihy ... Dermot Kinross
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Sir Maurice Lawes (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Petula Clark ... Janice Lawes
Jack Watling ... Toby Lawes
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Ned Atwood
Margaret Withers Margaret Withers ... Lady Helena Lawes
Guido Lorraine Guido Lorraine ... Goron
Jacques Cey Jacques Cey ... Busson
Andre Charisse ... Gaston
Robert Raikes Robert Raikes ... Bill Morris
Tita Dane ... Marie
Balbina Balbina ... Prue
Irene Moore Irene Moore ... Diana
Concepta Fennell Concepta Fennell ... Peggy
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A series of daring robberies has taken place on Rue des Anges, a quiet street in the town of La Bandelette. Standing by an open window in his study, Sir Maurice Lawes sees a gendarme beaten to death and the killer, who also sees Lawes, escape in a car. The next evening, the residents hear a shattering scream from Janice Lawes when she finds her father murdered. Chief Inspector Garon of the French police and private investigator Dermot Kinross are puzzled as to who would find to kill the kindly Lawes; was it divorcée Eve Atwood whose bloodstained nightdress had been found by the police; or the son of the house, Toby, who had been secretly robbing his father to close the lips of his blackmailing mistress; or a case of robbery with violence, as a valuable necklace had been stolen from Sir Maurice's famous collection; or the burglar who feared Sir Maurice had seen him kill the gendarme? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Reasonable cast do their best with the material
20 December 2011 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This is a low budget B or maybe co feature from Monarch.They have brought together a reasonable cast upon which they presumably have spent most of the budget.they clearly weren't able to afford much for their American import,Phyllis Kirk.The plot is quite reasonable with a number of twists and turns till we get to the climax.There unfortunately we are rather let down by the writer and director.It is unfortunately just plain silly.Dan O herily does a reasonable job as the insurance investigator who is of course always one step ahead of the law.there is a very amusing scene in the middle of the film when Jack Watling is almost caught with his trousers down by his fiancée at the house of his mistress.he then orders his mistress out forgetting that it is her house they are in.Not a great film but beats anything they are going to show us on TV over Christmas.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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