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The Black Widow (1951)

Mark Sherwin ( Robert Ayres) is the victim of a brutal beating and car theft. The thief dies in a crash; Mark suffers from amnesia, and recuperates on a horse-training property. Discovering... See full summary »

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Allan MacKinnon (screenplay) (as Alan MacKinnon), Lester Powell (radio serial Return From Darkness)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christine Norden ... Christine Sherwin
Robert Ayres ... Mark Sherwin (The Amnesiac)
Jennifer Jayne ... Sheila Kemp
Anthony Forwood ... Paul Kenton
John Longden ... Mr. Kemp
John Harvey John Harvey ... Dr. Wallace
Reginald Dyson Reginald Dyson ... Police Sergeant
Joan Carol Joan Carol ... First Hotel Desk Clerk
Madoline Thomas Madoline Thomas ... Sherwin Ex-Housekeeper
Jill Hulbert Jill Hulbert ... Helen, Kemp's maid
Bill Hodge Bill Hodge ... Second Hotel Desk Clerk
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Mark Sherwin ( Robert Ayres) is the victim of a brutal beating and car theft. The thief dies in a crash; Mark suffers from amnesia, and recuperates on a horse-training property. Discovering a clue, he returns home to find he had been declared dead, his wife welcomes him back, only to plan a real death for him so she and his best friend (with whom she is having an affair) can get his substantial wealth. Written by Becie

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1951 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Musta leski See more »

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Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Panacoustic Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Smile when you call me that
3 April 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

So says the doctor when he is asked whether to call in a psychiatrist.This film seems to be in two parts.The first where Ayres looses and tries to recover his memory.The second where he recovers his homicidal spouse.Christine was a real blonde bombshell.Yet she only appeared in a handball of films.Maybe the competition from Diana Does was too stiff.However she goes full out as the murderous wife.Having been disappointed by the reappearance of husband Ayres,she has to go to the trouble of bumping him off again.There is a lot of plot for so short a film so,as a result,there are a lot of holes in the plot and far too many coincidences and contrivance.However it is all quite entertaining.


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