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The Solitary Child (1958)

A young woman's marriage to a gentleman farmer, acquitted of murdering his first wife, nearly leads to her own untimely end.

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Robert Dunbar (screenplay), Nina Bawden (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Philip Friend ... James Random
Barbara Shelley ... Harriet
Sarah Lawson ... Ann
Rona Anderson ... Jean
Julia Lockwood ... Maggie
Catherine Lacey ... Mrs. Evans
Jack Watling ... Cyril
Violet Farebrother ... Mrs. Dennison (as Violet Fairbrother)
John Fabian John Fabian ... Archie
Frank Forsyth ... Doctor
Helen Goss
Edward Judd
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A young woman's marriage to a gentleman farmer, acquitted of murdering his first wife, nearly leads to her own untimely end.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1958 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Although listed as a 1958 release, this was passed by the BBFC on November 13th 1957. It was reviewed in the January 1959 Monthly Film Bulletin, but does not appear to have been widely released until March 1961 when this Peter Rogers production did the rounds of the Rank circuit in support of No Love For Johnnie, produced by Rogers' wife, Betty E. Box. See more »

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Thiller without thrills
2 September 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Little wonder that this was a rare dramatic outing for Gerald Thomas and Peter Rogers after this film nearly everything was Carry On.This film is a rather dull thriller.Barbara Shenley marries Phillip Friend who has been acquitted of the murder of his first wife.However everyone thinks he did it.This film plods through to the denouement which comes as a relief even though the film lasts just over an hour.


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