WriterPip Baker, Jane Baker Release dateMay 1962 (UK) Based onan original idea by Brock Williams CastLiz Fraser (Jo Lake), Kenneth Griffith (Kleinie), Peter Reynolds (Mark), Nanette Newman (Mary), Tony Wickert (Tom), Craig Douglas (Nightclub Singer) Similar moviesRelated Lance Comfort movies
The painted smile by grant tracy 1962
The Painted Smile is a 1962 British thriller film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Liz Fraser, Kenneth Griffith, Peter Reynolds and Tony Wickert. The film was known in the U.S. as Murder Can be Deadly.
Tom, a student, comes under suspicion of murder when he discovers a dead body in the flat of con artist Jo. When he accidentally touches the murder weapon, Jo convinces him it's in his interest to dispose of the body. The victim was Jo's partner in crime who's been killed by a Soho gang leader. However, the suspicions of the police are aroused and Tom becomes the obvious suspect.
Liz Fraser - Jo Lake
Kenneth Griffith - Kleinie
Peter Reynolds - Mark
Tony Wickert - Tom
Craig Douglas - Nightclub Singer
Nanette Newman - Mary
Ray Smith - Glynn
David Hemmings - Roy
Harold Berens - Mikhala
Grazina Frame - Lucy
Richard McNeff - Police Inspector
Gerald Sim - Plain Clothes Policeman
Rosemary Chalmers - Gloria
Mia Karam - Dawn
Terence Maidment - Henchman
Bill Stevens - Henchman
Lionel Ngakane - Barman
Ann Wrigg - Manageress
The Radio Times wrote, "this dreadfully dull British B-movie makes its brief running time seem like an eternity"; while Cinedelica called the film "engaging and without a dull moment. Good stuff."