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The Third Alibi (1961)

A composer stuck in a middle-class marriage finds that his affair with his wife's half-sister has resulted in her pregnancy. When his wife refuses to give him a divorce he hatches a murder ... See full summary »

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... Norman Martell
... Helen Martell
Jane Griffiths ... Peggy Hill
Edward Underdown ... Dr. Murdoch
... Supt. Ross
Humphrey Lestocq ... Producer
Lucy Griffiths ... Miss Potter
Olive Milbourne ... Mrs. Booth
... Marshall
Annette Kerr ... Cinema cashier
Cleo Laine ... Singer
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A composer stuck in a middle-class marriage finds that his affair with his wife's half-sister has resulted in her pregnancy. When his wife refuses to give him a divorce he hatches a murder scheme that is too clever by half. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Cleo Laine receives a 'Guest Artist' credit. See more »


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NOW AND THEN
Written by Don Banks and David Dearlove
Sung by Cleo Laine with Dudley Moore (piano) (uncredited)
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The perfect murder mystery
31 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

The British film industry made hundreds of thrillers in the 1950s but very few are memorable,but this is definitely one.I have just seen this again after some years.I consider it the perfect murder mystery for a number of reasons.Firstly every detail of the plot has a crucial impact in the climax,not least the hit and run accident.Every piece of the plot falls neatly into place.Patricia Dainton is able to use the details of the conspiracy to her advantage.The plot itself is uncomplicated and the story very well written.Well worth viewing when contemporary films have faded from view.Can be viewed on TV again for the first time in years.


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