Pink String and Sealing Wax

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Pink String and Sealing Wax
Pink String and Sealing Wax FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Robert Hamer
Produced by Michael Balcon
Screenplay by Diana Morgan
Based on Pink String and Sealing Wax (play)
by Roland Pertwee
Starring Mervyn Johns
Googie Withers
Gordon Jackson
Music by Norman Demuth
Cinematography Stanley Pavey
Edited by Michael Truman
Distributed by Eagle-Lion Distrib. Ltd [1]
Release date
  • 3 December 1945 (1945-12-03) (UK [2])
Running time
95 minutes [1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Pink String and Sealing Wax is a 1945 British drama film directed by Robert Hamer and starring Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Gordon Jackson. It is based on a play with the same name by Roland Pertwee. It was the first feature film Robert Hamer directed on his own.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The wife of a pub landlord in Victorian Brighton, who is having an affair, wants to rid herself of her abusive husband. To accomplish this she befriends a young man who works in his father's chemist shop and thus has access to poison.

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The film premiered in London on 3 December 1945 at the Tivoli Cinema on The Strand and the Marble Arch Pavilion. The critic in The Times praised Googie Withers and Gordon Jackson for their roles, and concluded that Robert Hamer, "has made, in spite of occasional lapses and longueurs, a promising beginning as a director."[2]


  1. ^ a b BBFC: Pink String and Sealing Wax Linked 2015-04-25
  2. ^ a b c The Times, 3 Dec. 1945, page 6: New Films In London Linked 2015-04-25

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