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The Late Edwina Black

  • 1951
  • Maurice Elvey
  • 82 mins
  • A

Summary

Crime mystery starring David Farrar and Geraldine Fitzgerald. When Edwina Black is found poisoned, the police's immediate suspicions fall on her husband and his mistress.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Apart from questioning how closely they read the script when they were offered their parts, the first duty here is to exonerate the actors of any responsibility for this feeble Victorian whodunnit. You could give director Maurice Elvey a ticking off for not trying a little harder to find ways of keeping the killer's identity a secret, but then what can he do with a story that was intent on giving the game away almost before it started? Let's lay the blame solely at the door of the long-forgotten writers of the original play and say no more about it.

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Credits

Cast

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Gregory BlackDavid Farrar
ElizabethGeraldine Fitzgerald
InspectorRoland Culver
Ellen the housekeeperJean Cadell
Lady SouthdaleMary Merrall
Doctor PrendergastHarcourt Williams

Crew

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DirectorMaurice Elvey

Details

Theatrical distributor
Elvey-Gartside Prods
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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