Count of Twelve (1955)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 51 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Hollywood's Danziger brothers dashed off the British The Count of Twelve in approximately two weeks. With only 51 minutes' worth of running time, the storytelling has to be quick and to the point, and it is. The film is divided into two separate but tenuously connected plotlines. In the first, a man tries to avoid being murdered at the stroke of midnight, only to expire from a heart attack. In the second, a doctor's intended adulterous affair comes to an ironic-and tragic-sudden conclusion. One suspects that Count of Twelve was the pilot for a never-produced TV anthology series.

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extramarital-affair, killing, poison