Town on Trial

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In a quiet suburban English town, beautiful Molly Stevens is strangled on a quiet road and it falls to Scotland Yard Inspector Halloran (John Mills, Great Expectations) to investigate. Suspicion falls on several of the townsfolk, including the old... read more

In a quiet suburban English town, beautiful Molly Stevens is strangled on a quiet road and it falls to Scotland Yard Inspector Halloran (John Mills, Great Expectations) to investigate. Suspicion falls on several of the townsfolk, including the old country doctor (Charles Coburn, The Lady Eve), but severalclues point to a religious fanatic, whose actions were in response to repressed desire. John Guillermin (Death on the Nile) directs this tense suspense-drama — part noir, part police procedural — which will thrill aficionados of British mystery novels and TV's "Masterpiece Mystery!" An obscure film treat,perfect for watching on a dark and rainy night. Newly remastered.

Original Release

08/01/1957

Cast

John Mills Supt. Mike Halloran
Charles Coburn Dr. John Fenner
Barbara Bates Elizabeth Fenner
Derek Farr Mark Roper
Alec McCowen Peter Crowley (as Alec Mc Cowen)
Fay Compton Mrs. Crowley
Geoffrey Keen Charles Dixon
Margaretta Scott Helen Dixon
Meredith Edwards Sgt. Rogers
Harry Locke Sgt. Beale
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Guillermin

Writers

Robert Westerby, Ken Hughes

Cast

John Mills Supt. Mike Halloran
Charles Coburn Dr. John Fenner
Barbara Bates Elizabeth Fenner
Derek Farr Mark Roper
Alec McCowen Peter Crowley (as Alec Mc Cowen)
Fay Compton Mrs. Crowley
Geoffrey Keen Charles Dixon
Margaretta Scott Helen Dixon
Meredith Edwards Sgt. Rogers
Harry Locke Sgt. Beale
Raymond Huntley Dr. Reese
Harry Fowler Leslie (Bandleader)
Maureen Connell Mary Roper
Magda Miller Molly Stevens
Newton Blick Asst. Commissioner Beckett
Oscar Quitak David
Totti Truman Taylor Bit Part
Grace Arnold Club Committee Woman
Elizabeth Seal 'Fiona' / Fiona Dixon

Producers

Editors

Max Benedict

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