A young Woman works as a low level stenographer and lives with her mother. She follows the rituals that society expects of a woman, however resistant she may feel about them, and subsequently marries her boss, whom she finds repulsive.

Director:

Philip Saville

Writer:

Sophie Treadwell (play)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Donald Pleasence ... Himself - Host
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham ... Helen
Gary Cockrell ... Richard Roe
Sean Sullivan ... Prosecution Lawyer
Dennis King ... Defence Lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Boretski ... Harry Doe
Janet Brandes Janet Brandes ... Mother
James Dyrenforth James Dyrenforth ... Judge
Libby Morris Libby Morris ... Nurse
Jo Read Jo Read ... Telephonist
Glenn Williams Glenn Williams ... Priest
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A young woman who works as a low level stenographer and lives with her mother. She follows the rituals that society expects of a woman, however resistant she may feel about them, and subsequently marries her boss, whom she finds repulsive. After having a baby with him, followed by an affair with a younger man who fuels her lust for life, she is driven to murder her husband. She is found guilty of the crime and is executed in an electric chair. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

14 August 1960 (UK) See more »

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Inspired by the real life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Brown Snyder (March 27, 1895 - January 12, 1928). Her execution in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison for the murder of her husband, Albert, was recorded in a well-known photograph. See more »

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