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Rogue's Yarn (1957)

| Crime | August 1957 (UK)
An adulterous husband plans to kill his invalid wife. He thinks that he has the perfect alibi, but an alert detective unravels his story.

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Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Vernon Sewell (screenplay), Ernle Bradford (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Nicole Maurey ... Michele Cartier
Derek Bond ... John Marsden
Elwyn Brook-Jones Elwyn Brook-Jones ... Inspector Walker
Hugh Latimer Hugh Latimer ... Sergeant Adams
John Serret ... Inspector Lafarge
John Salew John Salew ... Sam Youles
Nigel Fitzgerald Nigel Fitzgerald ... Commissioner
Joan Carol Joan Carol ... Nurse
Madoline Thomas Madoline Thomas ... Cook
Agatha Carroll Agatha Carroll ... Hester Marsden
Barbara Christie Barbara Christie ... Maid
Hugh Morton Hugh Morton ... Doctor
Khadi the Cat Khadi the Cat ... 'KHADI' the Cat
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An adulterous husband plans to kill his invalid wife. He thinks that he has the perfect alibi, but an alert detective unravels his story.

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English

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August 1957 (UK) See more »

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Mono (recorded on) (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters in this film are fictitious and any similarity to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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I thought it was a late thirties flick! It just got more boring!
29 July 2001 | by richard.fuller1See all my reviews

Not a very compelling film at all, I erroneously believed it was from the late thirties, perhaps an English suspense drama. Upon looking it up, I see it is from 1956! Inexcusably dull film.

Derek Bond as the husband agrees with his French mistress Nicole Maurey that he will kill his invalid wife so they can be together. He devises 'an ingenious plot' by making sure he is seen voyaging out in a yacht, racing back in a rented speedboat or something, murdering her, then hurrying back, establishing his alibi. Apparently automatic pilot was still a bit of a novelty as that seemed to be the evidence that turned the tide. French witnesses to an unidentified speedboat and a gas fume leak in the yacht were also little tidbits to pay attention to. Pity Hitchcock couldn't have gotten hold of this one.

Bond sought to off the Inspector with that gas fume leak on the yacht when he lit a match but the Inspector was out of matches. Suddenly Maurey was shocked by the man she saw. Why, when she had pushed him into murdering his wife? Maurey and Bond are for some reason listed as the stars but the investigating detectives were more compelling to watch.

Look for 'Double Indemnity' instead.


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