Take My Life (1947)

Director
Ronald Neame

Main cast
Hugh Williams; Greta Gynt; Marius Goring; Francis L. Sullivan; Henry Edwards

Genres
Thriller, Crime, Drama

Description
When her husband is wrongly accused of murder, an opera singer sets out to find the real culprit.


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