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Double Confession (1950)

When his wife is murdered, the husband tries to divert suspicion from himself to someone else. Unfortunately, his scheme winds up getting him mixed up with some real murderers.

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Ken Annakin

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John Garden (novel), William Templeton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Farr ... Jim Medway
Joan Hopkins Joan Hopkins ... Ann Corday
Peter Lorre ... Paynter
William Hartnell ... Charlie Durham
Naunton Wayne ... Inspector Tenby
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Hilary Boscombe
Kathleen Harrison ... Kate
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Leonard
Edward Rigby ... The Fisherman
George Woodbridge ... Sgt. Sawnton
Henry Edwards ... Man in the Shelter
Mona Washbourne ... Fussy Mother
Jennifer Cross Jennifer Cross ... Fussy Mother's Child
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Madam Zilia
Esma Cannon ... Madam Cleo
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When his wife is murdered, the husband tries to divert suspicion from himself to someone else. Unfortunately, his scheme winds up getting him mixed up with some real murderers.

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One THRILL-PACKED day that changed the Lives of EIGHT people! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Främlingen i natten See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Charlie's Bar, seen in exterior shots, is in fact the now Grade 1 listed De La Warr Pavillion, a 1930's Modernist masterpiece, refurbished and restored in 2005 and now an arts centre in Bexhill. See more »

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Everyone Has Something To Hide
24 November 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Derek Farr gets off the train at the seaside resort and starts down the cliff, directed by lobsterman Edward Rigby. The next morning, he's wandering around, running into Joan Hopkins, and threatening old friend and local restaurant magnate William Hartnell with telling the police that he killed his wife at that house. Hartnell denies it, but fears the scandal will ruin him and make his wife and two sons miserable. Peter Lorre, whom Hartnell saved from death, and who now is doglike in his devotion, suggests that he will kill Farr for him. Something is worrying Miss Hopkins. Not only is Farr's wife dead, but so is Rigby. Inspector Naunton Wayne has to figure out what happened.

It's always dark days at seaside fun fairs in England, isn't it? It's a black, tangled mare's nest for the characters and audience to puzzle over, and a grand cast of character actors, including Kathleen Harrison, Leslie Dwyer, and Peter Butterworth. Everyone has something to hide, everyone has something to regret, and if this is in no way a fun movie, it certainly is one that holds your attention.


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