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Account Rendered (1957)

Police find that everyone had a motive for the murder of a wealthy woman.

Director:

Peter Graham Scott

Writers:

Pamela Barrington (novel), Barbara S. Harper (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffith Jones ... Robert Ainsworth
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Lucille Ainsworth
Honor Blackman ... Sarah Hayward
Ewen Solon ... Detective Inspector Marshall
Carl Bernard Carl Bernard ... Gilbert Morgan
Mary Jones Mary Jones ... Nella Langford (as Mary Tenes)
Philip Gilbert ... John Langford
John Van Eyssen John Van Eyssen ... Clive Franklyn
Robert Raikes Robert Raikes ... Detective Sgt. Berry
Gordon Phillott Gordon Phillott ... Rigby
Doris Yorke ... Landlady
Vernon Smythe Vernon Smythe ... Col. Jarvis
Gerda Larsen Gerda Larsen ... Blondi
Harry Ross Harry Ross ... Bernard Goodman
Barry Steele Barry Steele ... Barman
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Storyline

Police find that everyone had a motive for the murder of a wealthy woman.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Rechnung ist beglichen See more »

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Major Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This was first released to theaters in England as a second feature. Four years later it was screened on American television as the third episode of Kraft Mystery Theater (1959). See more »

Quotes

Clive Franklyn: I'm glad she's dead. I feel free for the first time since I've known her. She obsessed me, she... I couldn't live with her, couldn't live without her. She had everything and nothing. She looked passionate; she was sexless. She had the face of truth; she didn't know the meaning of the word. She was an illusion... nothing.
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Connections

Edited into Kraft Mystery Theater: Account Rendered (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Dramatic Pointers
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
Published by Boosey & Hawkes
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Workable and enjoyable
24 May 2001 | by dj_kennettSee all my reviews

This strangely short murder-mystery is a good reminder of why the English film industry was so strong during this period.

The cast of relative unknowns (with the exception of a young Honor Blackman) deliver a tight story in a precise way. The sub texts of the story are not laboured, creating an involving story.

It's worth the time.


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