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Take My Life (1947)

A woman races against time to clear Nicholas Talbot of a murder he did not commit. While she works on getting proof, the prosecution is doing all it can to force a conviction.

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Ronald Neame
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Williams ... Nicholas Talbot
Greta Gynt ... Philippa Shelley
Leo Bieber Leo Bieber ... Parone - Orchestra Conductor
Marjorie Mars Marjorie Mars ... Mrs. Newcombe
David Wallbridge David Wallbridge ... Leslie Newcombe
Francis L. Sullivan ... Prosecuting Counsel
Rosalie Crutchley ... Elizabeth Rusman
Herbert C. Walton Herbert C. Walton ... Grieve
Marius Goring ... Sidney Fleming
Dodd Mehan Dodd Mehan ... Chemist (as D.A. Mehan)
Henry Edwards ... Inspector Archer
Hugh Kelly Hugh Kelly ... Casualty Ward Doctor
Dorothy Bramhall Dorothy Bramhall ... Nurse
Nelly Arno Nelly Arno ... Mrs. Rusman
Frederick Morant Frederick Morant ... Concert Agent
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A woman races against time to clear Nicholas Talbot of a murder he did not commit. While she works on getting proof, the prosecution is doing all it can to convict Mr. Talbot of killing his former girlfriend. Written by blogmonstermike.wordpress.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das rettende Lied See more »

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Production Co:

Cineguild See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The line that Elizabeth Rusman writes is from Lord Byron's epic poem, "Don Juan," Stanza 199. "Alas, the love of women! it is known To be a lovely and a fearful thing." See more »

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Defending Counsel: The prosecution asks us to believe that Talbot, hurt in the struggle, went at once to the nearest hospital and asked for his wound to be dressed. Look at him in the dock. Look at him closely. I ask you first if he looks like a murderer and second if he looks like a fool. Remember that on your decision depends a man's life. You and only you can decide if this man shall die...
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first Ronald Neame movie

Intelligent narration by the judge in charge of a murder. And when you arrive at the end, you want to see again the first part to see how smart it was. First movie directed by former cinematographer Ronald Neame who worked on "Great Expectations" as adaptator. Great acting by Greta Gynt as the determined wife of her husband accused of murder but innocent. Ronald Neame was like Guy Green, Jack Cardiff, Freddie Francis, Seth Holt, Terence Fisher, Jimmy Sangster, Michael Carreras and many others : they could work as editor, cinematographer, screenwriter, director, and even actor.


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