Voice of Merrill

Voice of Merrill

John Gilling (1952)

81min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
No, not a tribute to Mr Bette Davis, actor Gary Merrill, but a complex and, ultimately, rather dull British suspenser, with Valerie Hobson and James Robertson-Justice as a husband and wife under suspicion for murdering a blackmailer. A talent much stronger than John Gilling's (who both wrote and directed this tosh) was needed to bring off this tale of murder among the plummy voices, but these days there's pleasure to be gained just from watching the elegant cast go through their preposterous paces. Called Murder Will Out in the US, it's amazing that it was actually released there.

Summary

Murder mystery following three men implicated in the killing of a beautiful secretary with whom all had been on intimate terms. James Robertson Justice, Edward Underdown and Henry Kendall star.

Cast & Crew

Alycia Roach Valerie Hobson
Hugh Allen Edward Underdown
Jonathan Roach James Robertson-Justice
Ronald Parker Henry Kendall
Director John Gilling

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Drama