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Uneasy Terms (1948)

Private eye Slim Callaghan is summoned to the country home of a Colonel Stenhurst, but the latter is murdered before he can talk to the detective. Was one of the Colonel's three daughters responsible?

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Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Peter Cheyney (novel), Peter Cheyney (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Rennie ... Slim Callaghan
Moira Lister ... Corinne Alardyse
Faith Brook ... Viola Alardyse
Joy Shelton ... Effie
Patricia Goddard Patricia Goddard ... Patricia Alardyse
Barry Jones ... Inspector Gringall
Marie Ney Marie Ney ... Honoria Wymering
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... Windy Nicholls
Nigel Patrick ... Lucien Donnelly
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Maysin
J.H. Roberts ... Sallins
Joan Carroll Joan Carroll ... Matron
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Allworthy Margaret Allworthy ... Profiteer's Girl Friend
Alex Bernard ... Bar Attendant at Mardene Club
E. Bonichon E. Bonichon ... 1st Croupier (as Etienne Bonichon)
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Private eye Slim Callaghan is summoned to the country home of a Colonel Stenhurst, but the latter is murdered before he can talk to the detective. Was one of the Colonel's three daughters responsible?

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bigamie...? See more »

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British National Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Brits Take a Whack At Noir
25 June 2010 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Pretty good British Noir attempt, and with an intricate plot which does not allow any fridge visits. I don't agree with the reviewer above who felt it had a rough edge to it - to the contrary, I thought it was a very polite, bloodless form of noir. There is one fight (judo-style) and a shooting, which is shown in a flashback.

Having said that, I found 'Uneasy Terms' engrossing and with a labyrinthine plot, and with just one star that I recognized in the person of Michael Rennie. Actually, Nigel Patrick plays a heavy but he is more well-known in the UK than in the States. The story unfolds as Private Eye Rennie is drawn into a plot reminiscent of 'Farewell, My Lovely' as not two but THREE sisters are trying to 'adjust' their dead father's will (he was not dead when one of them contacted Rennie, you find out quickly). There then follows a number of plots and sub-plots, all of which makes sense at the end of the picture.

Very entertaining movie which also wins a Hand-Painted Mustache Cup for Most Inappropriate Musical Score, written and directed by Hans May. Very annoying, but don't let it deter you.


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