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Web of Evidence (1959)

Beyond This Place (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 18 October 1959 (USA)
A British-American returns to Britain after 20 years to discover that his father has been jailed since WW2 for a murder that took place in murky circumstances.

Director:

Jack Cardiff

Writers:

A.J. Cronin (novel), Ken Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... Paul Mathry
Vera Miles ... Lena Anderson
Emlyn Williams ... Enoch Oswald
Bernard Lee ... Patrick Mathry
Jean Kent ... Louise Burt
Moultrie Kelsall ... Chief Inspector Dale
Leo McKern ... McEvoy
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Sir Matthew Sprott
Geoffrey Keen ... Prison Governor
Jameson Clark Jameson Clark ... Swann
Rosalie Crutchley ... Ella Mathry
Oliver Johnston ... Prusty
Joyce Heron Joyce Heron ... Lady Catherine Sprott
Anthony Newlands ... Dunn
Vincent Winter Vincent Winter ... Paul Mathry, Aged 6
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Storyline

Twenty years after being evacuated to America, Paul Mathry returns to Liverpool for a short visit. He is shocked to find that his father, whom he believed had died a war hero, is in fact in jail for a murder committed at the time Paul left. Starting to piece those events together, he comes to suspect his father may be innocent. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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CLUE BY CLUE YOU FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF PASSION AND PURSUIT...THRU THE MAZE OF THE WEB! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Web of Evidence See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remake of Sabar Uparey (1955) See more »

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"M" Wrongly Accused of Murder
27 November 2014 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

Polite note to user Robert J Maxwell of New Mexico.No sir, Bernard Lee was not "Q" but "M" from the first Bond film "Dr No" of 1962."Q" was played by Welsh actor Desmond Llewlynn.Now that's cleared up, I too received this DVD from an internet site I recently discovered and which I can heartily recommend: "myrarefilms.co.uk".

During the film I was mentally running through the mathematics of the age of Van Johnson's character.In the segment set during the Liverpool blitz of 1941 he was 10 years old.Move forward to 1959 (after he had been shipped off to the States to explain his American accent) which is 18 years later (the date of this film) and he would therefore be 28.There is no way Van Johnson looked this age, at best more like 35.Maybe his character aged prematurely!That said this is a good suspense film that keeps you guessing until segment 20/20 when the real murderer is revealed and I rated it worthy of 7/10.


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