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The Flaw (1955)

A professional race car driver marries a wealthy woman for her money, and then plans to murder her.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Brandon Fleming (story), Brandon Fleming (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bentley ... Paul Oliveri
Donald Houston ... John Millway
Rona Anderson ... Monica Oliveri
Tonia Bern ... Vera
Christine Bocca Christine Bocca ... Box-Office Girl
Andrew Leigh Andrew Leigh ... Old Theatregoer
Herbert St. John Herbert St. John ... Theatre Manager
Doris Yorke ... Mrs. Bower
Eric Aubrey Eric Aubrey ... Young Man
Vincent Bailey Vincent Bailey
Derek Barnard Derek Barnard ... Commissionaire
Pamela Beaumont Pamela Beaumont
Cecilia Cavendish Cecilia Cavendish ... Lady Bentham
Lucile Dale Lucile Dale
J. Trevor Davies J. Trevor Davies ... Sir George Bentham (as J. Trevor Davis)
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A professional race car driver marries a wealthy woman for her money, and then plans to murder her.

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1955 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Made it's New York TV debut 2 October 1956 on WRCA (Channel 4). See more »

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Vocalist Gerry Levy can be heard on the soundtrack, even when he's just playing piano. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Flaw (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Stalking Vengeance
(uncredited)
Music by Wilfred Burns
Bosworth and Co. Ltd
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I Wasn't Expecting That!
5 December 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Race car driver John Bentley marries heiress Rona Anderson. After a year, she confesses to her lawyer, Donald Houston, that he married her only for her money. He's been keeping a girl on the side. Houston discusses divorce with her. She goes home, tells Bentley she's leaving. Bentley then plans her murder... but first he kills Houston, telling him his perfect plan as he collapses under poisoned whisky. Houston gasps out that there's a flaw, and dies.

It's a B picture, basically a three-actor affair, and the lack of adornment means it is eked out by a rather slow editing pace and some long sequences of getting from point A to point B. However, it's a clever little story by Brandon Fleming, the actors are excellent, and Terence Fisher's direction is good. Without any cinematic gloss, it fills an hour very pleasantly.


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