For Them That Trespass
|For Them That Trespass|
UK theatrical poster
|Directed by||Alberto Cavalcanti|
|Produced by||Victor Skutezky|
J. Lee Thompson|
novel by Ernest Raymond
|Music by||Philip Green|
|Edited by||Margery Saunders|
|Distributed by||Associated British-Pathé (UK)|
|21 April 1949 (London UK)|
|Box office||£124,978 (UK)|
For Them That Trespass is a 1949 British crime film directed by Alberto Cavalcanti and starring Richard Todd, Patricia Plunkett and Stephen Murray. It is an adaptation of the 1944 novel of the same name by Ernest Raymond 
Promising writer Christopher Drew conceals his relationship with a murdered woman in order to protect his career, even though this results in an innocent man going to prison for the killing.
The upper-class Drew decides he needs some first-hand experience to invigorate his work, so he explores the seedier areas of town in search of inspiration. Much to his dismay, he witnesses a murder but refuses to help an innocent man, Herbert Logan, arrested for the crime, because his presence in such a neighbourhood would cause a scandal. Logan is freed after serving 15 years in jail and he hears his "crime" detailed on a radio drama written by Drew, which enables him to gather enough evidence to finally clear his name.
- Richard Todd – Herbert Edward Logan
- Patricia Plunkett – Rosie
- Stephen Murray – Christopher Drew
- Michael Laurence – Jim Heal
- Vida Hope – Olive Mockson
- Rosalyn Boulter – Frankie Ketchen
- James Hayter – John Cragie Glenn
- Harry Fowler – Dave
- George Hayes – Artist
- Michael Brennan – Inspector Benstead
- Joan Dowling – Gracie
- Michael Medwin – Len
- Mary Merrall – Mrs. Drew
- Irene Handl – Inn owner
- John Salew – Ainsley, Prosecutor
- Robert Harris – Sir Huntley, Defence counsel
The New York Times called it "a drab and dreary little film." On the other hand, Sky Movies called it a "gripping movie drama which has a lot of high feeling and style...Still impressive, though more than 40 years after."
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p489
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- "For Them That Trespass Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
- Crowther, Bosley (1950-09-27). "Movie Review – For Them That Trespass – THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; British Import, 'For Them That Trespass,' With Richard Todd, at the Little CineMet". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
- "For Them That Trespass – Sky Movies HD". Skymovies.sky.com. 2003-04-01. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
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