A Lady Mislaid

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A Lady Mislaid
"A Lady Mislaid" (1958).jpg
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Directed by David MacDonald
Produced by Robert Hall
Written by Frederick Gotfurt
Based on A Lady Mislaid
by Kenneth Horne
Starring Phyllis Calvert
Alan White
Thorley Walters
Gillian Owen
Music by Sydney John Kay
Cinematography Norman Warwick
Edited by Seymour Logie
Production
company
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

A Lady Mislaid is a 1958 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Phyllis Calvert, Alan White and Thorley Walters.[1] It is based on a 1948 play of the same name by Kenneth Horne.[2]

Plot[edit]

Esther (Phyllis Calvert) and her sister Jennifer (Gillian Owen) are spinsters on holiday in a remote country cottage. Things take a dramatic turn when a policeman (Alan White) calls, searching for the body of the former tenant's wife. When a human skeleton is unearthed in a chicken coup, the finger of suspicion points firmly at the previous occupant, Mr. Smith (Thorley Walters).

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The Radio Times gave the film two out of five stars, and wrote, "A quaint idea and a decent cast make perfectly respectable entertainment out of an hour-long British programmer, but there's not much more to be said for it."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Lady Mislaid (1958)". 
  2. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "A Lady Mislaid - Film from RadioTimes". 

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