Silent Dust (1949)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Feb 1, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Roland Pertwee and his son Michael Pertwee penned the stage play The Paragon, and then Michael adapted the play for film. Curiously, the central characters in the story are father and son: a baronet, and his deceased war-hero offspring. The grief-stricken baronet builds a memorial to his son's honor--whereupon sonny boy turns up very much alive, and very much of a jerk. The drama (or rather, melodrama), arises from the father's efforts to preserve the honor of the family name. This is another of director Lance Comfort's compact, compelling film noir-ish programmers of the 1940s.



father, presumed-dead, son, war-hero, memorial, memory, blackmail, con-artist, desertion, fight, return