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Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 2 October 1950 (USA)
A drunken, abusive tavern-keeper's adulterous wife uses the backward son of a rigid, puritanical pharmacist who makes his entire family miserable.

Director:

Robert Hamer

Writers:

Roland Pertwee (play), Diana Morgan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mervyn Johns ... Mr. Edward Sutton
Mary Merrall ... Mrs. Ellen Sutton
Gordon Jackson ... David Sutton
Jean Ireland Jean Ireland ... Victoria Sutton
Sally Ann Howes ... Peggy Sutton
Colin Simpson Colin Simpson ... James Sutton
David Wallbridge David Wallbridge ... Nicholas Sutton
Googie Withers ... Pearl Bond
John Carol John Carol ... Dan Powell
Catherine Lacey ... Miss Porter
Garry Marsh ... Joe Bond
Pauline Letts Pauline Letts ... Louise
Maudie Edwards Maudie Edwards ... Mrs. Webster
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Dr. Pepper
John Owers John Owers ... Frank
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In Victorian Brighton a scheming pub landlady befriends an innocent chemist's assistant in order to get hold of poison to do away with her boozy husband. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The story of A BAD WOMAN...Who loved shamelessly...Who murdered ruthlessly...

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Achtung Gift! See more »

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Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When submitted to the US Production Code Administration in script form in November 1947, it was rejected because it showed details of a crime and ended with a suicide. It was released without receiving a PCA Seal of Approval. See more »

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Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
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Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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A classical Victorian era pot boiler but lacking sufficient zest.
8 April 2004 | by csrothwecSee all my reviews

Excellent acting from the lead players, (especially from Mervyn Johns as the puritanical Victorian pater familias and Googie Withers as the pub landlady and murderess), and a good supporting cast as well mean that this Victorian-era pot boiler set in Brighton could have been something special, given the right direction. Unfortunately, though, it lacks this latter quality and the plot development is disjointed and lacks the necessary twists and thrills to have done the job. What results is a very average, Saturday afternoon matinee thriller, which leaves you thinking of the many ways it could have been improved upon. Perhaps a film studies seminar could use it for this purpose? 6/10.


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