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The Mark of Cain

  • 1947
  • Brian Desmond Hurst
  • 84 mins
  • A
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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Sarah BonheurSally Gray (1)
Richrad HowardEric Portman
John HowardPatrick Holt
Jerome ThornDermot Walsh
Sir William GodfreyDenis O'Dea
Lord RochfordEdward Lexy
Sister SeraphineTherese Giehse
Daisy CobbMaureen Delaney

Crew

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DirectorBrian Desmond Hurst

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Black and white
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