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I Thank a Fool (1962)

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This courtroom drama and murder mystery concerns the conduct of Dr. Christine Allison (Susan Hayward). The Canadian physician follows her lover to England to care for him during an illness. When his illness is found to be incurable, he requests a lethal dose of morphine from her to end his suffering. Christine is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the lay by attorney Stephen Dane (Peter Finch). After a two year jail term, Dane offers her a job caring for his flighty, bed-ridden wife who has been injured in an auto accident. When the young wife is found dead from an overdose of pills, the innocent doctor is again put on trial. This time, she is defended by Dane. Soon Christine is up to her stethoscope in suspicion of everyone around her as she maintains her innocence.

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Cast

Susan Hayward
as Christine Allison
Peter Finch
as Stephen Dane
Diane Cilento
as Liane Dane
Cyril Cusack
as Captain Ferris
Athene Seyler
as Aunt Heather
Richard Wattis
as Ebblington
Brenda De Banzie
as Nurse Drew
Miriam Karlin
as Woman in the Black Maria
J.G. Devlin
as Coroner
Richard Leech
as Irish Doctor
Edwin Apps
as Junior Counsel
Marguerite Brennan
as Irish Barmaid
Grace Arnold
as 2nd Wardress
Peter Sallis
as Sleazy Doctor
Joan Benham
as Restaurant Manager
Joan Hickson
as Landlady
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