I Met a Murderer (1939)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

James Mason stars in this nerve-wracking British suspenser. Mason plays a henpecked farmer, driven over the edge by his spiteful wife. He kills her and buries her in their garden. Convinced that he'll be caught someday, Mason becomes a fugitive. He briefly enjoys a romantic relationship with authoress Pamela Kellino until he realizes that Pamela's interest is purely professional: she plans to use Mason as "material" for her upcoming novel "I Met a Murderer." But that's not the end of the story, which contains more twists and surprises than are dreamt of by the relatively unimaginative Pamela. Unlike her character in the film, Pamela Kellino was able to concoct the screenplay of I Met a Murderer without any first-hand experience; she also coproduced the film with her husband, director Roy Kellino. As for Roy, he may very well have had second thoughts about teaming Pamela with James Mason; Pamela divorced Roy in 1941, and went on to marry...you guessed it.



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