Pink String and Sealing Wax

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The title is whimsical, but the storyline isn't. Googie Withers plays the frustrated wife of a 1880s Brighton tavern keeper, looking for an easy way out of the relationship. Withers entices a chemist's son to act as accomplice in a tricky murder scheme. She is certain that no one will suspect that her husband has been poisoned by a undetectable chemical. Guess again, Googie. Pink String and Sealing Wax was based on a play by Roland Pertwee, the father of Jon "Dr. Who" Pertwee.

Cast

Mervyn Johns
as Edward Sutton
Googie Withers
as Pearl Bond
Sally Ann Howes
as Peggy Sutton
Gordon Jackson
as David Sutton
Mary Merrall
as Mrs. Ellen Sutton
Catherine Lacey
as Miss Porter
Garry Marsh
as Joe Bond
John Carol
as Dan Powell
Jean Ireland
as Victoria Sutton
Maudie Edwards
as Mrs. Webster
Valentine Dyall
as Police Inspector
Frederick Piper
as Dr. Pepper
Margaret Ritchie
as Mme. Patti
Don Stannard
as John Bevan
Colin Simpson
as James Sutton
David Wallbridge
as Nicholas Sutton
Helen Goss
as Maudie
Ronald Adam
as Clerk of the Court
David Keir
as Stage Door Keeper
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Critic Reviews for Pink String and Sealing Wax

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

  • This Ealing comedy is Robert Hamer's directorial debut - he later went on to make one of the best in the genre, Kind Hearts and Coronets. The seeds of that wit are in Pink String and Sealing Wax.

    May 13, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • It reaches a high standard of technical competence, and as a whole rates well above average.

    Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Despite being uneven, this is worth seeing for Withers' full-blooded performance and its delightfully cynical scenes that skewer notions of idyllic Victorian family life.

    May 21, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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