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Wicked Wife
Wicked Wife
Actor: Nigel Patrick
Genres: Mystery & Suspense


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Actor: Nigel Patrick
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 10/20/2009
Release Year: 2009
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0

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Movie Reviews

Grand National Night
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 09/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The American version of WICKED WIFE (known as "Grand National Night" in Britain) was trimmed from its original 80 minute running time to about 75.

The Grand National is a famous steeplechase held at a track just outside Liverpool. The majority of this taut little crime drama occurs after a principal character's horse wins that event.

Gerald and Babs Coates (Patrick and Lister) have an incompatible marriage. Her love of an urban lifesytle directly opposes his career choice of country-based horse trainer. On her not infrequent excursions from rural Chillington to Liverpool, Babs does more than take in a movie-- she also cheats on Gerald.

Gerald's entry finishes first in the Grand National and Babs drives alone to Liverpool to "celebrate." While there, she's rebuffed by current boyfriend Jack Donovan (Mitchell). After an intoxicated commute home, Babs quarrels with Gerald and pulls a knife on him. He responds by knocking her out. The next morning, Babs' body is found in the driver's seat of Donovan's car.

Police Inspector Ayling (Hordern) determines that Donovan has a solid alibi, so his investigation focuses on the husband, who has already confessed to a lady friend (Campbell) fears that he may have accidentally killed his wife. When a train ticket from Chillington to Liverpool is found in Gerald's coat pocket Ayling is set to arrest him, until a phone call changes his plans....

Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 imdb viewer poll rating.

(8.7) Wicked Wife ("Grand National Night") (UK-1953) - Nigel Patrick/Moira Lister/Beatrice Campbell/Betty Ann Davies/Michael Hordern/Noel Purcell/Leslie Mitchell/Barry MacKay/Colin Gordon"