The Mark of Cain

The Mark of Cain

Brian Desmond Hurst (1947)

A Certificate


Our Score
Based on the Joseph Shearing book, Airing in a Closed Carriage, this morose melodrama never wrestles free of its penny-dreadful origins. One reason for this is the heavy-handed direction of Brian Desmond Hurst. But, primarily, there's simply no spark between the leads. Distraught that her French manners don't appeal to bluff Northern industrialist Patrick Holt, Sally Gray seeks advice from brother-in-law, Eric Portman. However, he's got plans for her himself, although they don't involve being charged with her husband's murder. Luckily for Gray, Dermot Walsh is on hand - although he doesn't do much to relieve the viewer's tedium.

Cast & Crew

Sarah Bonheur Sally Gray (1)
Richrad Howard Eric Portman
John Howard Patrick Holt
Jerome Thorn Dermot Walsh
Sir William Godfrey Denis O'Dea
Lord Rochford Edward Lexy
Sister Seraphine Therese Giehse
Daisy Cobb Maureen Delaney
Director Brian Desmond Hurst
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video