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The Naked Edge (1961)

Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Joseph Stefano (screenplay), Max Ehrlich (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Cooper ... George Radcliffe
Deborah Kerr ... Martha Radcliffe
Eric Portman ... Jeremy Clay
Diane Cilento ... Mrs. Heath
Hermione Gingold ... Lilly Harris
Peter Cushing ... Mr. Evan Wrack
Michael Wilding ... Morris Brooke
Ronald Howard ... Mr. Claridge
Ray McAnally ... Donald Heath
Sandor Elès ... Manfridi St John
Wilfrid Lawson ... Mr. Pom
Helen Cherry ... Miss Osborne
Joyce Carey ... Victoria Hicks
Diane Clare ... Betty
Frederick Leister ... Judge
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George Radcliffe's testimony sends Donald Heath to prison for murder and the theft of over 60,000 pounds. Soon after, Radcliffe invests a large sum of money in an ultimately profitable business venture. Martha Radcliffe begins to suspect her husband of the crime. Written by Greg Helton <ghelton@airmail.net>

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Trivia

Gary Cooper and the movie's composer, William Alwyn, were cousins. This was the only movie in which both took part. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Heath: [Lifting an empty rat trap] Hungry rats always get the bait without getting caught.
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Crazy Credits

"Ladies and gentlemen, you now know who killed Jason Roote. Please do not reveal the secret to anyone." See more »

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Great Hitchcockian thriller!
3 June 2003 | by perfectbondSee all my reviews

The suspense of this film evokes the work of Alfred Hitchcock. It doesn't quite live up to such a comparison but nonetheless the plot and character interactions should rivet most viewers to the film. Creative shot selection (especially the preparation of the wife's death), fine performances (especially from Deborah Kerr), and a compelling plot create an entertaining movie experience, 7/10. I think this was Gary Cooper's last screen performance.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1961 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Naked Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Old Bailey, London, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,185
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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