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A Killer Walks (1952)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | October 1952 (UK)
(1952) Laurence Harvey, Trader Faulkner, Susan Shaw, Sheila Shand Gibbs. Psychological thriller about an odd family with Harvey playing the older domineering son, who resents both his ... See full summary »

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Ronald Drake

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Reyner Barton (novel) (as Rayner Barton), Ronald Drake (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Shaw ... Joan Gray
Laurence Harvey ... Ned Harsten
Trader Faulkner ... Frankie Harsten
Laurence Naismith ... Doctor James
Sheila Shand Gibbs Sheila Shand Gibbs ... Brenda
Ethel Edwards Ethel Edwards ... Gran Elizabeth
Valentine Dunn Valentine Dunn ... Brenda's mother
Madge Brindley ... Mrs. Ramble
John Ainsworth John Ainsworth ... Tony
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(1952) Laurence Harvey, Trader Faulkner, Susan Shaw, Sheila Shand Gibbs. Psychological thriller about an odd family with Harvey playing the older domineering son, who resents both his overbearing grandmother and his younger brother. This video has been manufactured from the best quality video master currently available; audio or image quality may vary. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Ned Harsten: [holding a knife] There's something I want to tell you, Joan.
Joan Gray: Yes, Ned
Ned Harsten: About last night, I... it's my farm, like I've always said.
Joan Gray: What about the old lady?
Ned Harsten: Gran's leaving with Frankie. She's too old. Neither of them are fit to run the farm anymore. Frankie walks in his sleep most of the time. They're both going. I give you my word.
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Written by John Ainsworth
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Tries for Creepy, Comes Out Muted
23 October 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Didn't anyone in the movies notice how marginally sane Laurence Harvey was in many of his roles? He certainly is here, where he and his brother, Trader Faulkner, work on the farm of their grandmother, Ethel Edwards, who never seems to realize what a tyrant she is. Faulkner is happy enough, but he is, to put it kindly, not too bright. Harvey, however, wants so much more, especially mercenary town girl Susan Shaw, so he decides that if he kills Granny with a knife and frames Faulkner, he'll be happy.

One-time screenwriter and director Ronald Drake seems to have the visuals well covered by his more experienced collaborators, but the actors don't seem up to snuff. I guess Drake knew he had to tone down the histrionics in the translation from stage to screen and muted them too far.


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