The Frightened Bride (1952)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A novel by Audrey Erskine Lindop was the source for the grim British drama Tall Headlines. The son of a middle-class family is executed for murder. The family does its best to kick over all the traces, moving to a different community under an assumed name and never speaking of their son. All of these preventative measures seem futile when the dead man's younger brother begins evincing the same antisocial traits that eventually destroyed his sibling. All suspicions seem to be confirmed when the brother's wife turns up dead. There are several plot twists that would lose their value if they were repeated in this space. An excellent all-character-actor cast includes Flora Robson and Andre Morrell as the grieving parents, Michael Denison as the brother and Mai Zetterling as the initial murder victim.

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accident, bride, brother, daughter, death, execution, false-accusation, family, father, guilt, haunted, homicide, investigation, killing, middle-class, mother, murder, police, shame, son, wife