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The Girl in the News

The Girl in the News [from a novel by Roy Vickers] contains the same distinctive quality of suspenseful melodramatic action as distinguishes Night Train and has the benefit of some of its excellent players, including Margaret Lockwood and Basil Radford. Screenplay is by Sidney Gilliat, who did the scripts also for Night Train and The Lady Vanishes.

With:
Margaret Lockwood Barry K. Barnes Emlyn Williams Roger Livesey Basil Radford

The Girl in the News [from a novel by Roy Vickers] contains the same distinctive quality of suspenseful melodramatic action as distinguishes Night Train and has the benefit of some of its excellent players, including Margaret Lockwood and Basil Radford. Screenplay is by Sidney Gilliat, who did the scripts also for Night Train and The Lady Vanishes.

There the comparisons end, and The Girl in the News veers away from the British secret service and becomes a case of murder mystery for Scotland Yard attention.

It is the clever directorial and script twists which make the film unusually entertaining. Carol Reed has a disarming faculty of employing bits of comedy as a means of revealing important plot incidents. His character actors are carefully chosen and his murder trial scene is conducted with the rigid dignity of a British court.

Emlyn Williams, in a villainous role, gets across the murderous type which he used in the stage version of Night Must Fall. Lockwood is a registered nurse who escapes from under an almost perfect net of circumstantial evidence.

The Girl in the News

UK

Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Carol Reed; Producer Maurice Ostrer, Edward Black; Screenplay Sidney Gilliat; Camera Otto Kanturek; Editor R.E. Dearling; Music Louis Levy

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1940. Running time: 77 MIN.

With: Margaret Lockwood Barry K. Barnes Emlyn Williams Roger Livesey Basil Radford

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