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Act of Murder (1964)

| Crime, Drama | 1964 (UK)
A dangerous psychological game plays out between a man and the husband of the lover who spurned him.

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Alan Bridges

Writer:

Lewis Davidson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Carson ... Tim Ford
Anthony Bate ... Ralph Longman
Justine Lord Justine Lord ... Anne Longman
Duncan Lewis Duncan Lewis ... Will Peterson
Richard Burrell Richard Burrell ... John Quick
Dandy Nichols ... Maud Peterson
Sheena Marshe Sheena Marshe ... Pauline
Norman Scace Norman Scace ... Watson
Robin Wentworth Robin Wentworth ... Constable
John Roden John Roden ... Commissionaire
John Moore John Moore ... Publican
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Police Sergeant
Michael Robbins ... Van Driver
Kenneth Laud Kenneth Laud ... Charlie
Marianne Stone ... Bobbie
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A dangerous psychological game plays out between a man and the husband of the lover who spurned him.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1964 (UK) See more »

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Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons and events is purely coincidental. See more »

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Edited into The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Act of Murder (1964) See more »

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British film noir from the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theater
27 April 2012 | by waldog2006See all my reviews

This is one of the 369 films included in Micheal F Keaney's excellent British Film Noir Guide. He gives it three stars out of five. Originally made as theatrical B features, the Edgar Wallace titles, forty-seven in all, were sold as an anthology series to TV. If, like me, you were born in 1961 or thereabouts , they were a familiar late night treat back in pre-video days when there were only three channels. Not all of them, according to Keaney, qualify as noir. This one certainly does. John Carson plays the spurned lover of Justine Lord (who is given many close-ups by James Wilson's excellent camera) while Anthony Bate plays the justifiably wary husband. The plot is unusual, and the tension mounts, as Carson plays a dangerous psychological game. Twenty minutes in (the entire film is 62 minutes) you might think you know where this is going but the plot takes some interesting turns. Fans of British noir will enjoy it.


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