On the Night of the Fire (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

On the Night of the Fire (1939)

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In this British thriller, a barber must steal to fund his wife's addiction to spending money. She uses the cash he took to pay off a drape maker. The stolen bills are traced back to him. The unscrupulous seamster then begins blackmailing the couple and the barber kills him. He then has his wife leave town until the trouble blows over. Just as he hears that his wife was killed in a collision, police surround him and shoot him down.

Cast

Ralph Richardson
as Will Kobling
Mary Clare
as Lizzie Crane
Diana Wynyard
as Kit Kobling
Romney Brent
as Jimsey Jones
Henry Oscar
as Pilleger
David Crowley
as Jim Smith
Frederick Leister
as Inspector Carr
Sara Allgood
as Charwoman
Glynis Johns
as Mary Carr
Maire O'Neill
as Neighbour
Harry Terry
as Street Orater (uncredited)
Irene Handl
as Neighbour
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