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The Third Visitor (1951)

Mr. Richard Carling is found dead in his home with a house full of suspects.

Director:

Maurice Elvey

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Gerald Anstruther (play), Gerald Anstruther (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sonia Dresdel ... Steffy Millington
Guy Middleton ... Inspector Mallory
Hubert Gregg ... Jack Kurton
Colin Gordon ... Bill Millington
Karel Stepanek ... Richard Carling
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Vera Kurton
John Slater John Slater ... James Oliver
Michael Martin Harvey Michael Martin Harvey ... Hewson (as Michael Martin-Harvey)
Cyril Smith Cyril Smith ... Detective Horton
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Mr. Richard Carling is found dead in his home with a house full of suspects.

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Could she escape her tortured past?

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1951 (UK) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Death and Discovery
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Music by George Melachrino
Josef Weinberger Music Ltd
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A rather claustrophobic theatrical film of a vengeance masked in romance
28 July 2017 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

It's seldom that Bruckner's music has been used in films, the only other instance I know of is Visconti's "Senso" 1954 three years after this one, but it certainly gives a certain mood from the start of tension and doom. Although an atrocious murder is committed from the start, you even see it being done and by whom, there is no question about it, the development seems rather innocent and harmless, as there are mainly only discussions and arguments and roundabouts to divert the attention, and even the inspectors get impatient by the fooling around. But it's worth waiting for the end. You have to learn what that mishandled lady in the introduction was all about and whatever it had to do with the atrocious murder. Although nothing seems to make any sense and add up, and does so in the end after all and with a vengeance. It's a clever thriller, Sonia Dresdel keeps the suspense up all the way by most of all her sparkling dialogue, and there is a mystery figure as well, the strangely pathetic Hewson (Michael Martin Harvey), whom everyone has some apprehension of, who maybe knows too much and isn't as mad as he seems. Finally the war also plays an important part, and that's where the trauma makes a final entrance concluding this strange play of destiny and vengeance.


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