A barrister attempts to discourage his daughter's infatuation for a philanderer, by revealing his past. The plan backfires when the daughter's would-be father-in-law threatens to reveal the barrister's shady background.
In 1930, Maria Brentano and her younger sister Nora flee to London after their father is murdered by a European dictator. Seven years later, during a weekend trip to Paris, Maria unexpectedly meets Louis, her former lover who is now plotting the assassination of the dictator. Maria and Nora become involved in the plan, which goes tragically wrong when the time bomb they plant kills an innocent bystander.Written by
To answer an earlier user comment, the reason Audrey Hepburn did not continue with classical ballet was because of a serious injury to one of her ankles - always a risk for dancers.Nevertheless Audrey dancing in her tutu was a highlight of this 1952 Ealing film.
"London Live" commercial channel in the UK have just begun showing a season of classic Ealing films, so you could see Ealing did not just produce film comedies.I am grateful to my wife for pointing me in the right direction so I could see this film, which is not advertised for sale on rare DVD movie sites to my knowledge.The cognoscenti of classic British films from this era will also spot Megs Jenkins, Sam Kydd and Sidney Tafler in other small parts.The above user comments sufficiently describe the plot so I will not dwell further on it.
Suffice it to say the theme of terrorism is still very much relevant today with 7/7/2005 much remembered in the UK.My wife and I enjoyed it to the end and I awarded it 7/10.A good evening's viewing with the "Poldark" remake on BBC to follow!
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