Conspirator (1949)

VICTOR SAVILLE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5United Kingdom, 1949.  Screenplay by , adaptation by Sally Benson, , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by .  

American  visits her friend  in London and is immediately swept away by a British soldier () with whom she falls in love. It isn’t until after their whirlwind marriage, however, that she starts to suspect that he’s not entirely honest with her.  At first she thinks he’s cheating with another woman, but eventually she discovers the worst truth of all, that he’s a spy for the Soviets! Liz stars in her first adult role and does a pretty good job with it, but the direction by Victor Saville is cheap and the script eventually falls prey to dramatic cliches.  Much of the performance quality come off shallow, even though the plot is intriguing to a point.

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