Ralph Richardson made his sole venture behind the camera with this talky adaptation of R.C. Sheriff’s 1950 chamber piece, in which he reprised his popular West End stage role as a bank clerk who suffers a bout of temporary amnesia, and subsequently finds himself embroiled in a murder mystery. It’s moderately suspenseful stuff, with sterling support from Jack Hawkins and Margaret Leighton, but it’s all played with such jollity that the jeopardy never feels real.
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