5.3/10
15
3 user

The Lie (1954)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 4 February 1954
A man who owns a diamond importing business goes out for a night on the town with his girlfriend, her brother and her brother's fiancé. The group stops by a circus to see the act of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Harold Young

Writers:

Max Ehrlich, Irve Tunick (story editor)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lee Bowman ... John Arthur Hamilton
Ramsay Ames ... Marlene
Harald Maresch ... The Great Wilhelm
Eva Probst ... Margot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinrich Berg Heinrich Berg ... Detective
Joachim Brennecke ... Philip
Hans Elwenspoek Hans Elwenspoek ... Cell Mate
Kurt Hinz Kurt Hinz ... Ringmaster
Erik Jelde Erik Jelde ... Judge
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Franz Ritter
August Riehl August Riehl ... Prosecuting Attorney
Edit

Storyline

A man who owns a diamond importing business goes out for a night on the town with his girlfriend, her brother and her brother's fiancé. The group stops by a circus to see the act of a trapeze artist who's a friend of the man's girlfriend. The performer suggests that all the men go out for a few drinks, and the next thing the businessman knows, he's waking up in his apartment with a terrible hangover and a dead body in his room. His "friends" testify against him in his murder trial and he's sent to prison. Eventually he is released and sets out to track down those who were responsible for framing him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bavaria-Filmkunst See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed on location at Bavaria Kunst Studios. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You can see the solution a mile away
6 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Lee Bowman was one of those many B picture players who turned to television when work became scarce on the big screen. In the case of The Lie this was a made for TV feature shot in Germany. I guess a trip to Germany was worth the price of appearing in The Lie.

It's a noir film and on the dull side. Lee is a diamond importer who has a gun and carry permit. One night after a little celebration Bowman passes out and wakes up with a dead body on his apartment floor.

Of course he's charged with murder and does 3 years though he hasn't got the foggiest idea who the dead man was even. Worse than that three friends including Ramsay Ames the only other American in the cast swear they weren't even with him that night and they took him home.

As any of these films would have it Bowman has to find out the truth and clear his name and maybe check to see if he's not going balmy.

You can see the solution a mile away on this one.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed