Account Rendered (1957 film)

Account Rendered is a 1957 British crime film directed by Peter Graham Scott and starring Griffith Jones, Ursula Howells and Honor Blackman.[1] The film's sets were designed by Norman G. Arnold. It was made as a second feature for release by the Rank Organisation.

Account Rendered
Original British quad poster
Directed byPeter Graham Scott
Produced byFrancis Edge
Luigi Rovere
John Temple-Smith
Written byPamela Barrington (novel)
Barbara S. Harper
StarringGriffith Jones
Ursula Howells
Honor Blackman
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byTom Simpson
Production
company
Major Pictures
Distributed byJ. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Release date
August 1957
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Premise

When wealthy Lucille Ainsworth is found strangled on Hampstead Heath, Detective Inspector Marshall is put on the case. Lucille's husband Robert suspected her of being unfaithful, and had been following her. But he is just one of many suspects with a motive for murder.

Cast

Critical reception

The Radio Times called it a "substandard";[2] whereas Britmovie called it an "efficient b-movie murder mystery based on Pamela Barrington’s 1953 pulp novel and directed by the tireless Peter Graham Scott. The plot is fairly straightforward but entertainingly interwoven by screenwriter Barbara S Harper and cinematographer Walter J. Harvey brings an air of tension to proceedings. The cast is entirely competent but a young pre-Bond Honor Blackman shines through."[3]

References

  1. Chibnall & McFarlane p.139
  2. Adrian Turner. "Account Rendered". RadioTimes.
  3. "Account Rendered". britmovie.co.uk. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.

Bibliography

  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.
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