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Director  Lawrence Huntington
Music director  Philip Green
Duration  
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Story by  Josephine Tey
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  20 February 1951
Based on  the novel by Josephine Tey
Writer  Robert Hall, Lawrence Huntington, Josephine Tey (novel)
Production  Associated British Picture Corporation
Cast  Michael Denison (Robert Blair), Dulcie Gray (Marion Sharpe), Anthony Nicholls (Kevin McDermott), Marjorie Fielding (Mrs. Sharpe), Athene Seyler (Aunt Lin), John Bailey (John Bailey ... Det Insp Grant)
Similar movies  Related Lawrence Huntington movies

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The Franchise Affair is a 1951 British thriller film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Anthony Nicholls and Marjorie Fielding. It is a faithful adaptation of the novel The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey.

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Plot

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In a quiet English town, schoolgirl Betty Kane (Ann Stephens) claims that the owners of an isolated house, spinster Marion Sharpe (Dulcie Gray) and Marion's mother (Marjorie Fielding), kidnapped and beat her. The police believe Betty's story, but local lawyer Robert Blair (Michael Denison), a bachelor, is sceptical. Risking ostracism from the community, Blair quietly sets about proving the innocence of the two women.

Cast

  • Michael Denison - Robert Blair
  • Dulcie Gray - Marion Sharpe
  • Anthony Nicholls - Kevin McDermott
  • Marjorie Fielding - Mrs Sharpe
  • Athene Seyler - Aunt Lin
  • John Bailey - Detective Inspector Grant
  • Ann Stephens - Betty Kane
  • Hy Hazell - Mrs Chadwick
  • Kenneth More - Stanley Peters
  • Avice Landone - Mrs Wynn
  • Maureen Glynne - Rose Glynn
  • Peter Jones - Bernard Chadwick
  • Moultrie Kelsall - Judge
  • Martin Boddey - Inspector Hallam
  • Patrick Troughton - Bill Brough
  • Critical reception

  • The New York Times wrote, "a great many words are spoken and a great deal of tea is consumed in a low-budget British picture, "The Franchise Affair," which made a bedraggled appearance at the Little Carnegie yesterday. And, as may be readily imagined, the sum total of it all is an hour and a half of sheer boredom, unrelieved by any action or surprise."
  • Sky Movies wrote, "a neat, well-constructed whodunit - or, rather, was-it-done? - graced by good performances - it was one of several films husband-and-wife team Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray made together - and a leisurely but literate script. Although modest in ambition, the film sustains its drama throughout and there are some fine moments of spicy, English upper-crust wit. Its courtroom scenes also bring a welcome relief from the Perry Mason style of histrionics. Star-spotters can't miss Kenneth More in a small role."
  • References

    The Franchise Affair (film) Wikipedia
    The Franchise Affair (film) IMDb The Franchise Affair (film) themoviedb.org


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