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Winston Graham & Arlene Dahl

 

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Winston Graham with Jack Hawkins & Sydney Gilliat

 

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Winston Graham with Dennis Price & Sydney Gilliat

 

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Fortune Is a Woman UK 1957

("She Played With Fire" - USA)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8q3aS9ogeE

 

 

95 mins
Black and white. Mono.
Director: Sidney Gilliatt

Cast:
Jack Hawkins .... Oliver Branwell
Arlene Dahl .... Sarah Moreton
Dennis Price .... Tracey Moreton
Greta Gynt .... Vere Litchen
Ian Hunter .... Clive Fisher
Violet Farebrother .... Mrs. Moreton
Malcolm Keen .... Old Abercrombie

Geoffrey Keen .... Young Abercrombie
John Robinson .... Berkeley Reckitt
Michael Goodliffe .... Sgt. Barnes
Martin Lane .... Det. Watson
Bernard Miles .... Mr. Jerome
Christopher Lee .... Charles Highbury
John Phillips .... Willis Croft

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Jack Hawkins plays an insurance investigator who coincidentally meets an old flame Arlene Dahl who is married to Dennis Price. The aftermath of this meeting includes two fires, a possible murder, blackmail and bigamy with strong support from Geoffrey Keen and his real life father Malcolm as Hawkins' employers. There are plenty of false trail to follow and Hawkins as always is superb.

This is the kind of film that reminds everyone of an England that is no more. Slow old black taxis, rain-filled glistening streets, hurrying pedestrians under umbrellas, fur coats, dancing and supper at a nightclub, and when Scotland Yard was still in the street of the same name and all the coppers resembled jovial Dixons of Dock Green. The minor characters too are well rounded creating a film that is full of suspense and plot, with the backdrop of the old house in the swirling fog and the coal smoke from the chimneys bringing back vivid memories of London in the smog laden 1950's.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050405/

Distributors:

  • Columbia Pictures (1958) (USA) (theatrical)
  • R&B Video (2005) (USA) (VHS)


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Films - "Fortune is a Woman" UK 1957 ("She Played With Fire" - USA version)

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                                            Jack Hawkins & Arlene Dahl
                             (A scene from the Colombia picture)



-- Edited by Ross Poldark on Friday 31st of July 2009 03:31:32 PM

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