The Naked Edge


1h 39m 1961

Brief Synopsis

A woman suspects her husband of a crime for which he implicated someone else.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Action
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Helena, Montana, opening: 28 Jun 1961
Production Company
Baroda Productions, Inc.; Bentley Productions; Jason, Inc.; Monica Corp.; Monmouth, Inc.; Pennebaker, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel First Train to Babylon by Max Ehrlich (New York, 1955).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

The courtroom testimony of George Radcliffe, an American businessman working in London, is so persuasive that a coworker, Donald Heath, is convicted of robbing and murdering the owner of the trucking firm where they were both employed. Although no trace of the money is found, Heath is sentenced to life imprisonment. Immediately after the trial, George tells his wife, Martha, that he has made a "killing" in the stock market and is using his new wealth to join Morris Brooke in buying out a shipping concern. The venture proves to be enormously successful and within 5 years George has become extremely wealthy. Then a blackmail note arrives in which a disbarred attorney, Jeremy Clay, accuses George of having himself committed the murder. Recalling the vagueness of the circumstances under which George acquired his money, Martha begins to doubt her husband. Hoping for reassurance, she conducts a series of private investigations, but each effort only makes her more certain of George's guilt. Finally, she visits Clay, who tells her he actually saw George commit the murder. Fearing that George will now kill her, Martha returns home. As she enters the bathroom she is seized by Clay, who tapes her mouth and attempts to slash her wrists. But George bursts into the room and subdues Clay. Before the police arrive, Clay admits he committed the crime for which Heath was convicted.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Action
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Helena, Montana, opening: 28 Jun 1961
Production Company
Baroda Productions, Inc.; Bentley Productions; Jason, Inc.; Monica Corp.; Monmouth, Inc.; Pennebaker, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel First Train to Babylon by Max Ehrlich (New York, 1955).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed in London; opened there in August 1961.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 28, 1961

Gary Cooper's last film.

Released in United States Summer June 28, 1961