The Scarf (1951)

Director
E.A. Dupont

Main cast
John Ireland; Mercedes McCambridge; James Barton; Emlyn Williams; Lloyd Gough

Genres
Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Description
John Ireland stars in this thriller as a man who breaks out of an asylum for the criminally insane, where he has been committed for strangling a girl with a scarf.


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