A professional race car driver marries a wealthy woman for her money, and then plans to murder her.

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John Bentley ...
Paul Oliveri
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John Millway
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Monica Oliveri
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Vera
Christine Bocca
Andrew Leigh
Herbert St. John
Doris Yorke ...
Mrs. Bower
Eric Aubrey
Vincent Bailey
Derek Barnard
Pamela Beaumont
Cecilia Cavendish ...
Lady Bentham
Lucile Dale
J. Trevor Davies ...
Sir George Bentham (as J. Trevor Davis)
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A professional race car driver marries a wealthy woman for her money, and then plans to murder her.

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October 1955 (UK)  »

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Made it's New York TV debut 2 October 1956 on WRCA (Channel 4). See more »

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Vocalist Gerry Levy can be heard on the soundtrack, even when he's just playing piano. See more »

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Remake of The Flaw (1933) See more »

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Clash By Night
(uncredited)
Music by Leslie Manson (i.e. Kenneth Essex)
Bosworth and Co. Ltd
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Cheap three hander is a reasonable time waster
24 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE FLAW is one in a series of low budget crime thrillers that later Hammer director Terence Fisher made in the 1950s. It's far from his most distinguished work although as a virtual three hander it works reasonably well and at only an hour in length it never outstays its welcome. Fisher's direction adds a little life and style to the proceedings although the plot is very ordinary and simplistic and the outcome easily guessable.

John Bentley is cast against type as a womanising racing car driver. The object of his affections is the lovely Rona Anderson, who had quite a career in B-pictures during the '50s; she was in the same year's STOCK CAR, with similar film ingredients, although perhaps is best known for appearing in SCROOGE. Bentley's intentions towards her are less than charitable, so it's a good thing that Donald Houston - playing against type as a friendly family lawyer - is on the case. It's a talky little production without a great deal of action, but it passes the time reasonably well nonetheless.


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