- Wednesday 4th September 2019, 11:58am
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"The Woman in Question" (1950)
"Five Angles on Murder" the Yank title, and what a cracking film, showing what each of the five murder suspects thought of the victim, and what went on the night of the murder - no spoiler, you know that from the start. It's just a case of who and which story you want to believe and all solved in the end with the chance utterance of just two words by a young lad.
Fine performance by Stewart Granger clone John McCallum, an Australian actor who gave us the world of "Skippy", but we won't hold that against him , and Duncan Macrae, the Pipe Major in the SUPERB "Tunes of Glory" as the Police Superintendent who twigs the murderer with those two key words.
Dirk Bogarde as a pseud American, the vivacious Susan Shaw and Carol Vordeman's "Mum" again Lana Morris BUT..............
................... accolades must go to Jean Kent in the title role and Hermione Baddeley as the nosy landlady - My God! Those ladies could act!! Absolutely superb, both of them, with Jean Kent having to act her character in five totally different ways.
Loved it! Brilliant film.