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Studio: Sony/ Columbia/ TriStar
Running time: 95 minutes
Available Format: 16mm, DVD
British writer/director Sidney Gilliat (The Lady Vanishes) created some superb moments of cinematic suspense.
This lesser-known crime drama is based on the book “Fortune is a Woman”. The beautiful Arlene Dahl stars as a married woman. She runs into a former boyfriend, Oliver Branwell (Jack Hawkins). He’s an insurance investigator. Then after her husband dies in a fire, the two re-kindle their relationship. However Branwell soon finds himself involved in possible murder, arson and blackmail. As a result, he starts to suspect his partner of deception and foul play.
The supporting cast includes Dennis Price and Christopher Lee.