The Painted Smile

The Painted Smile

Lance Comfort (1961)

A Certificate


Our Score
Released in the US under the risible title Murder Can Be Deadly, this dreadfully dull British B-movie makes its brief running time seem like an eternity. From the moment that Liz Fraser's partner-in-crime is murdered, fugitive Kenneth Griffith tries desperately to avoid the finger of suspicion pointing at him. The cast members do what they can with the script, but they clearly received little encouragement from director Lance Comfort, who probably couldn't believe he'd been saddled with such tosh, having just completed the more than acceptable crime drama Pit of Darkness.

Cast & Crew

Jo Lake Liz Fraser
Kleinie Kenneth Griffith
Mark Davies Peter Reynolds
Tom Anthony Wickert
Nightclub singer Craig Douglas
Mary Nanette Newman
Glynn Ray Smith
Roy David Hemmings
Lucy Grazina Frame
Mikhala Harold Berens
Director Lance Comfort
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Blakeley's Films LtdAvailable on: DVD