7 user

The Mark of Cain (1947)

An attractive young French girl instigates rivalry between two brothers when she becomes the bride of the younger one.


Christianna Brand (screenplay), Francis Crowdy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


Learn more

More Like This 

Great Day (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An impending V.I.P. visit causes bustle in an English village, while the Ellis family struggles with private problems.

Director: Lance Comfort
Stars: Eric Portman, Flora Robson, Sheila Sim
Silent Dust (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held,... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort
Stars: Stephen Murray, Beatrice Campbell, George Woodbridge
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stars: Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney
Dear Murderer (1947)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Huntington
Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen


Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Portman ... Richard Howard
Sally Gray ... Sarah Bonheur
Patrick Holt ... John Howard
Dermot Walsh ... Jerome Thorn
Denis O'Dea ... Sir William Godgrey
Therese Giehse ... Sister Seraphine (as Therèse Giehse)
Edward Lexy ... Lord Rochford
Maureen Delaney Maureen Delaney ... Daisy Cobb (as Maureen Delany)
James Hayter ... Dr. White
Helen Cherry ... Mary
Helen Goss ... Lizzie Burt
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Jennie
Beryl Measor Beryl Measor ... Nurse Brand
Dora Sevening Dora Sevening ... Mme. Bonheur
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Sir Jonathon Dockwra


An attractive young French girl instigates rivalry between two brothers when she becomes the bride of the younger one.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama


See all certifications »





English | French

Release Date:

15 March 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Il marchio di Caino See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


This film, and the novel it's based on ("Airing in a Closed Carriage" by Joseph Shearing [pen name of Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long]), are based on the real-life arrest and trial of Florence Maybrick, accused of murdering her husband with poison in 1889, although this story presents an alternate solution to the crime. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Brotherly Love
9 January 2018 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Eric Portman (Richard) is out in France carrying out a business deal and wooing Sally Gray (Sarah) when his bother Patrick Holt (John) shows up and pinches his girlfriend! More than that, he marries her. Guess what, Portman bears a grudge over this - what a surprise, eh? We jump forwards and Gray is not happy at home with Holt. He's horrible to her and Portman shows up with a plan to rescue her and win his girlfriend back for himself. Oh dear, she's not interested in a romantic liaison and even has another interest - Dermot Walsh (Thorn) on the go. Portman has another plan - and it's a bit more sinister.

This film is ok but lacking in any real tension and I also have to add that it contains the rare occasion where Portman overacts which is to his detriment. His courtroom ramblings are almost laughable due to his delivery. The story is ok but it is told as a straight narrative without fully engaging the audience with scenes that play on the emotions. Neither of the brothers are particularly pleasant but it is fun to follow Portman and his scheming. In fact, I kind of supported Portman in what he was up to. So, I guess I must be evil as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed