The High Terrace (1957)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this British mystery, set backstage at a theater, a beautiful actress is starring in a successful playwright's newest hit. Unbeknownst to her, the writer is in love with her. Because he is jealous of all those who might steal her away, he refuses to allow her to break her contract and work in an American playwright's newest show. Trouble ensues when the jealous playwright is found stabbed with a pair of the actress's scissors. The American is afraid that she is being framed and so helps her move the body. When the police find it, everyone becomes a suspect until it is learned that the actress was guilty all along. The American, who also loves her, takes the rap for her crime.

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actor, America, backstage, Britain, contract, corpse, criminal, death, false-accusation, help, investigation, jealousy, killing, love, moving, murder, office, play [recreation], police, produce [showbiz], rap-music, stabbing, stage, stars [celebrities], suspect