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Libel (23-Oct-1959)

Director: Anthony Asquith

Writers: Anatole de Grunwald; Karl Tunberg

From a play by: Edward Wooll

Music Composed and Conducted by: Benjamin Frankel

Producer: Anatole de Grunwald

Keywords: Drama, Courtroom, Libel, Amnesia

A man who spent time in a POW camp with a English baron claims that the current baron is an imposter, and is sued for libel. Engaging courtroom drama set in the aftermath of WWII, adapted from play set in the aftermath of WWI. But the original model was Martin Guerre, a 16th century peasant who also suffered imposture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dirk Bogarde
28-Mar-1921 8-May-1999 A Bridge Too Far
Olivia de Havilland
1-Jul-1916   Gone With the Wind
Wilfrid Hyde-White
12-May-1903 6-May-1991 My Fair Lady
Robert Morley
26-May-1908 3-Jun-1992 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
Robert Shaw
9-Aug-1927 28-Aug-1978 Quint in Jaws
Richard Wattis
25-Feb-1912 1-Feb-1975 English comic actor


Olivia de Havilland   ...   Lady Loddon
Dirk Bogarde   ...   Sir Mark Loddon / Frank Welney
also starring
Paul Massie   ...   Jeffrey Buckenham
Robert Morley   ...   Sir Wilfred
Wilfrid Hyde-White   ...   Foxley
Anthony Dawson   ...   Gerald Loddon
Richard Wattis   ...   The Judge
Martin Miller   ...   Dr. Schrott
Richard Dimbleby   ...   Himself
Millicent Martin   ...   Maisie
Toke Townley   ...   Associate
Deering Wells   ...   Editor
Bill Shine   ...   The Guide
Ivan Samson   ...   Adm. Loddon
Sebastian Saville   ...   Michael Loddon
Richard Pearson   ...   The Butler
Robert Shaw   ...   First Photographer
Geoffrey Bayldon   ...   Second Photographer
Gordon Stern   ...   Maddox
Arthur Howard   ...   Car Salesman
Joyce Carey   ...   Miss Sykes
Josephine Middleton   ...   Mrs. Squire
Kenneth Griffith   ...   Fitch
Barbara Archer   ...   Barmaid
Anthony Doonan   ...   Man at Bar
Vanda Hudson   ...   Girl in Street


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