Director Guy Green
Music director John Veale
Country United Kingdom
Genre Crime, Drama
Screenplay Guy Green, Ken Hughes
|Writer Ken Hughes, Francis Durbridge|
Release date January 18, 1956 (1956-01-18) (US)
Cast Terry Moore (Alison Ford), Robert Beatty (Tim Forrester), William Sylvester (Dave Forrester), Josephine Griffin (Jill Stewart), Geoffrey Keen (Inspector Colby)
Tagline A post card killer threatens artists, models, diamonds and MURDER!
Similar The Girl in the Picture (1957 film), The Devils Daffodil, The Man Who Finally Died
Portrait of Alison is a 1956 British atmospheric crime film directed by Guy Green. It was based on a BBC television series Portrait of Alison which aired the same year. In the United States the film was released as Postmark for Danger.
The film opens with a car plunging over a cliff in Italy. The killed driver is newspaperman Lewis Forrester. The woman with him is supposedly Alison Ford, an actress. But she wasn’t actually in the car and turns up later in England to try and solve what was in truth a murder to shut the newspaper man up, not an accident. She solicits the help of Forrester's brother, Tim, an artist. Then, as the story unfolds, a number of mysterious, unsolved questions keep emerging, along with two more murders and a suicide. And before it's over it has been learned that an international ring of diamond thieves is at the bottom of everything, that no less than four of the major characters are part of it, and that an independent blackmailer is at work as well.
ReferencesPortrait of Alison Wikipedia
Portrait of Alison IMDbPortrait of Alison themoviedb.org