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Murder on Monday (1952)

Home at Seven (original title)
David Preston, a bank official goes missing for twenty-four hours and has no memory of the lost time, but when he learns that the steward of his local club has implicated him in a robbery, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Richardson

Writer:

Anatole de Grunwald (screenplay) (as Anatole De Grunwald)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ralph Richardson ... David Preston
Margaret Leighton ... Janet Preston
Jack Hawkins ... Dr. Sparling
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... Inspector Hemingway
Michael Shepley ... Major Watson
Margaret Withers Margaret Withers ... Mrs. Watson
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Mr. Petherbridge
Meriel Forbes ... Peggy Dobson
Gerald Case Gerald Case ... Sergeant Evans
Diana Beaumont ... Ellen
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David Preston, a bank official goes missing for twenty-four hours and has no memory of the lost time, but when he learns that the steward of his local club has implicated him in a robbery, and has been found murdered. Preston finds he has no alibi, and the police want him to account for the lost hours. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1953 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Sir Ralph Richardson's only directorial effort. See more »

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Version of Hemma klockan sju (1958) See more »

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French Canadian Bean soup
5 January 2002 | by MishnishSee all my reviews

Most appetising piece of oh-so British whimsey, predicated upon the premise that we English must never, ever lose control. As it is then, that chaos is come again.

Old Ralphie (well I remember his performances at awards ceremonies: "...thus affording the winner to paddle in a puddle of pride") casts himself (he directed this!) as the ever so staid English civil servant who finds himself in a most unusual predicament after the onset of a memory block, not, I might add, precipitated by a surfeit of alcohol, but by a ...well, I forget myself.

Anyway, the fact that a portion of the action takes place in a licensed premise notwithstanding, Ralphie manfully weathers this personal maelstrom and emerges a jolly good fellow (as if we ever doubted it) and all round tophole egg.


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