The Man Who Wouldn't Talk

The Man Who Wouldn't Talk

Herbert Wilcox (1957)

U Certificate


Our Score
Courtroom dramas have an intrinsic appeal, and veteran producer/director Herbert Wilcox makes a moderately entertaining film out of this story in which Anthony Quayle's American scientist, accused of murder, refuses to testify in his own defence. Wilcox's wife, Anna Neagle, gives another of her great lady portraits as Britain's leading Queen's Counsel, demonstrating her deductive brilliance in spotting a bullet hole in a witness's window pane and her oratorical skills in a dramatic five-minute courtroom address. She easily eclipses the other female star, Zsa Zsa Gabor, who quickly becomes a corpse.

Cast & Crew

Dr Frank Smith Anthony Quayle
Mary Randall QC Anna Neagle
Eve Trent Zsa Zsa Gabor
Yvonne Delbeau Katherine Kath
Telephonist Dora Bryan
Kennedy Patrick Allen
Bernie Hugh McDermott
Director Herbert Wilcox
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: DVD