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, the son shows up; it turns out that he wasn't killed in battle but deserted, and has become a blackmailer and a killer. He wants to get some money to "start a new life", but his blind father senses that something is wrong and sets out to find out what's going on.
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Opening credits prologue: CAN STORIED URN OR ANIMATED BUST
BACK TO ITS MANSION CALL THE FLEETING BREATH?
CAN HONOURS VOICE PROVOKE THE SILENT DUST,
OR FLATT'RY SOOTHE THE DULL COLD EAR OF DEATH?"
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Music by George Melachrino See more