The Frightened Lady (1932 film)

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The Frightened Lady
Directed by T. Hayes Hunter
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Angus MacPhail
Bryan Edgar Wallace
Edgar Wallace (play)
Starring Emlyn Williams
Cathleen Nesbitt
Gordon Harker
Belle Chrystall
Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation
Release dates March 1932
Running time 87 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Frightened Lady is a 1932 British thriller film directed by T. Hayes Hunter and starring Emlyn Williams, Cathleen Nesbitt, Norman McKinnel and Belle Chrystall. It was adapted from the Edgar Wallace play The Case of the Frightened Lady, which was adapted again for a 1940 film.

The film is also known as Criminal at Large in the US.


A young woman goes to stay at the house of Lord Lebanon, but two murders in quick succession lead to the arrival of detectives and cause the woman to fear for her life.[1]



Emlyn William's performance was voted best in a British film for 1932.[2]


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  2. ^ ""SUNSHINE SUSIE".". The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 19 August 1933. p. 19 Edition: HOME EDITION. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

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