Dr. Crippen (1963)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This crime drama is set in 1910, and tells the tale of a doctor accused of murdering his wife. He swore that he didn't do it. The evidence speaks otherwise. The doctor staunchly claimed the overdose of tranquilizers found in her tea got there by accident and that he and his beautiful mistress had absolutely nothing to do with it. Never mind that after his wife's "accidental" death, he and his lover just happened to choose that moment for a Canadian vacation. Despite their absence, the London police continue investigating until they find the poor wife's body buried in the doctor's cellar. Even after his subsequent capture, extradition and guilty sentence, Dr. Crippen swears his innocence. It's unbelievable, but the story is true.

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accusation, cellar, claim, death, death-penalty, false-accusation, husband, innocence, investigator, mistress, murder, overdose, police, protester, sentence [penal system], trial [courtroom], wife