The Devil's Jest (1954)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Oldtime Hal Roach comedy director Alf Goulding spent his last working years in England. Goulding raises very few laughs in the melodramatic Devil's Jest, but manages to keep the action well paced. Lady Irma Enderby (Mara Russell-Tavernan) is reunited with former lover Major Seton (Ivan Craig). Although a highly-respected British medical officer, Seton's behavior is hardly that of a proper English gentleman. As it turns out, the good Major is really a bad Nazi spy. In 60 minutes flat, Seton is foiled by his grieving ex-amour Lady Enderby.



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