Libel

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A genteel British courtroom drama, adapted from Edward Wooll's 1934 play. Aristo Bogarde's convenient amnesia prevents him from recalling anything of his life before his flight from a German PoW camp, whereupon Canadian airman Massie reveals to the press that the real baronet died during the escape and, ergo, Bogarde is an imposter. Even spouse de Havilland has her doubts in this fustian and rather creaky piece of plot-heavy fluff.

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Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anthony Asquith
Screenwriter: Anatole De Grunwald, Karl Tunberg
Cast: Wilfrid Hyde White
Kenneth Griffith
Richard Wattis
Robert Shaw
Paul Massie
Robert Morley
Dirk Bogarde
Olivia de Havilland
Richard Dimbleby
Millicent Martin
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