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This Gothic-tinged short melodrama packs a cocktail of infidelity, deformity and jealousy into its tale of love gone sour.
Melodrama 1953 28 mins
Director: Don Chaffey
This early effort by Don Chaffey (Jason and the Argonauts) manages to create an nice atmosphere of tension despite the budget limitations. The fact that its authors were a husband and wife writing team adds a piquancy to the story of a woman who plots the murder of her disfigured husband so she can be with her lover.
- Don Chaffey
- Robert AyresCecile Chevreau
- United Kingdom
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