When William Gridley arrives from the US in London, he rents part of Carly Hardwicke's house from her and promptly begins to fall in love. Gridley doesn't know that many people think she killed her husband but his boss, on the American embassy staff, knows and doesn't take this "lapse of judgment" lightly. Since Carly is also American, Gridley saves his job by introducing her to his boss, who is promptly smitten and promises to help her. So when a Scotland Yard detective arrives, wanting to get to the truth one way or another, they say they'll help him. And then the comedic complications really begin.
Did she...or did she?
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In the murder trial, Police Sgt. Dillings testifies that he saw Gridley and Hardwicke standing together with their arms around each other, and that she had the gun in her left hand. In the first scene flashback, they are standing together and her right hand is down along her side with the gun in it. In her flashback scene later, she has the gun in her left hand after Miles is shot. See more
Mrs. Carlyle Hardwicke
To put it plainly, Mr. Gridley, I have a dubious reputation.
William 'Bill' Gridley
You DO? I'll pay you 45 pounds a month.
Miss Novak's gowns designed by... Herself See more
Referenced in Requiem for a Heavyweight
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General
from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Played by band at Wessex Hotel See more