After waving off his good friend Amanda, jazz-loving young vicar Sidney Chambers is just in time to officiate at the funeral of solicitor Stephen Staunton, who shot himself. Sidney comforts the widow Hildegard, who plans to return to her native Germany but is then approached by Pamela Morton, wife of Stephen's partner, who claims Stephen would not have killed himself as they were planning to run away together. Sidney informs inspector Geordie Keating, and between them they unmask the killer. Sidney's success is marred by the news that Amanda, whom he secretly loves, has got engaged to another man.
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Did You Know?
The policeman, Geordie Keating, says on meeting Sidney Chambers for the second time that England lost to Hungary 6-3 the previous evening. He is referring to the international football match on the 25th November 1953, allowing the events here to be dated to 26th November. See more
When Pamela Morton is sitting with Sidney in a restaurant, she jumps up in anger and her chair tilts over backwards, as seen from the side camera angle; then the camera shows her from the front as she talks and sits down without ever righting her chair. See more
Written by Victor Herbert
and Al Dubin
Performed by Sidney Bechet See more