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The Long Dark Hall (1951)

A devoted family man tries to help a beautiful alcoholic showgirl with her life, and becomes the only suspect when someone else murders her.

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Nunnally Johnson (screenplay), William Fairchild (additional scenes and dialogue) (as W.E.C. Fairchild) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Harrison ... Arthur Groome
Lilli Palmer ... Mary Groome
Tania Heald Tania Heald ... Sheila Groome
Henrietta Barry Henrietta Barry ... Rosemary Groome
Dora Sevening Dora Sevening ... Mary's Mother
Ronald Simpson Ronald Simpson ... Mary's Father
Raymond Huntley ... Chief Inspector Sullivan
William Squire ... Sergeant Cochran (as William Squires)
Ballard Berkeley ... Superintendent Maxey
Anthony Dawson ... The Man
Denis O'Dea ... Sir Charles Morton
Anthony Bushell ... Clive Bedford
Henry B. Longhurst Henry B. Longhurst ... Judge (as Henry Longhurst)
Patricia Cutts Patricia Cutts ... Rose Mallory (as Patricia Wayne)
Meriel Forbes ... Marjorie Danns
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Arthur Groome works in London and has a devoted family in Richmond. Shortly after he starts seeing a showgirl she is found murdered and the circumstantial evidence points to the innocent if naive Groome. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Two great Broadway stars at their greatest!

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

14 September 1951 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Amante e infiel See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Theatrical movie debut of William Squire (Sergeant Cochran). See more »

Goofs

The penknife has the words NE Steel and Chief Insp. Sullivan says the penknife was made at a factory called North England Steel Works, but the painted sign of the factory has North England Iron Works. See more »

Quotes

The Man: Every week thousands of people see girls like Rose Mallory dancing on the stage. And amongst those thousands there's perhaps just one who a few hours later will strike. I suppose they regard themselves as some kind of instrument of justice.
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Circumstantial evidence can convict
3 August 2001 | by jcholguinSee all my reviews

Rex Harrison stars as Arthur Groom, a man on trial for murdering a stage girl. This girl was young and became an obsession of Groom. The timeline becomes very critical as Groom claims that he spoke to a "large Italian man" at 10:00pm, the very time when the girl was murdered. All the circumstantial evidence such as the knife, seen there, lied about being in neighborhood and knowing the girl. No one can find his alibi. Trouble is as Groom tells everyone on the witness stand "I'm telling the truth but no one believes me, trouble is that it doesn't sound true, what good is the truth when it doesn't sound true." Lilli Palmer is Mary Groome, his faithful wife that stands with Arthur but will her marriage vow of "until death" be tested.


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