UK / 59 minutes / bw / Major, Rank Dir: Peter Graham Scott Pr: John Temple-Smith Scr: Barbara S. Harper Story: Account Rendered (1953) by Pamela Barrington Cine: Walter J. Harvey Cast: Griffith Jones, Ursula Howells, Honor Blackman, Ewen Solon, Robert Raikes, John Van Eyssen, Philip Gilbert, Carl Bernard, Mary Jones, Doris Yorke, Harry Ross, Edwin Richfield, Gordon Phillott, Vernon Smythe, Gerda Larsen, Barry Steele.
Flighty, avaricious Lucille Ainsworth (Howells), married to stuffy London merchant banker Robert (Griffith Jones), spreads her favors far and wide; as her best friend Sarah Hayward (Blackman) replies, on being asked “Who was the man?” concerning her pal’s latest adultery,
Sarah: “I don’t know. There were so many.”
Lucille’s been carrying on an affair with artist Clive Franklyn (Van Eyssen), who’s painted a portrait of her that she loathes because it shows all too clearly her essential meanness of spirit, and has now moved on to John Langford (Gilbert), even though he’s married to another of her friends, Nella (Mary Jones).
Honor Blackman as Sarah Hayward.
So it’s not surprising when, one thunderstormy night near Platts Lane on Hampstead Heath, Lucille is found strangled.
Ursula Howells as Lucille Ainsworth.
Enter Scotland Yard’s Detective Inspector Marshall (Solon) and Detective Sergeant Berry (Raikes). Although at first seemingly taken in by Continue reading