The Night Was Our Friend (1951)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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This British psychological melodrama stars Michael Gough as a man who is lost in the Brazilian jungles and presumed dead. He returns to civilization, only to discover that his wife (Elizabeth Sellars) has remarried. When it becomes obvious that Gough's mind has been unhinged by the ordeal, his former wife does what she can to help and comfort him. Instead of being grateful, the addled Gough commits suicide, arranging the evidence so that his wife will be accused of murder. The Night Was Our Friend was the sort of second feature on which director Michael Anderson cut his teeth before being entrusted with such loftier projects as Around the World in 80 Days (56).

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frame-up, missing-person, remarriage, suicide, wife, jungle