She Played with Fire

She Played with Fire

Jack Hawkins
Director: Sidney Gilliat Cast: Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins
, Arlene Dahl
Arlene Dahl
, Dennis Price
Dennis Price
Sidney Gilliat


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Oliver Branwell (Jack Hawkins) is an honest, decent man, dedicated to his job as an insurance claims assessor -- until he makes a business call, to assess the damage from a fire, on Tracey Moreton (Dennis Price) and meets Morton's wife Sarah (Arlene Dahl), with whom Oliver had been involved romantically five years earlier. He's thrown off balance by her presence and the seeming friendliness of Tracey and his mother (Violet Fairbrother), both members of the upper-class who have found their lifestyle squeezed and trimmed back by England's dire postwar economy and taxes. But soon, Oliver finds himself in more than a personally awkward position over his friendship with Tracey and lingering attraction to Sarah -- he accidentally uncovers evidence of a massive insurance fraud committed by Tracey, and doesn't want to report it for fear of implicating Sarah. And matters only get worse when Tracey's family home is burned to the ground, in a fire that was definitely arson, killing Tracey (or did it?) in the process. And just when Oliver's dilemma seemingly couldn't get worse, he and the newly-widowed Sarah are married. And then the police start sniffing around, along with a blackmailer (Bernard Miles) who is after a share of the 30,000 pounds insurance that Sarah collected on Tracey's life.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2012
UPC: 0043396400870
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 30,969

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Hawkins Oliver Branwell
Arlene Dahl Sarah Moreton
Dennis Price Tracey Moreton
Violet Farebrother Mrs. Moreton
Ian Hunter Clive Fisher
Malcolm Keen Old Abercrombie
Geoffrey Keen Michael Abercrombie
Patrick Holt Fred Connor
John Robinson Berkeley Reckitt
Michael Goodliffe Sgt. Barnes
Bernard Miles Mr. Jerome
Christopher Lee Charles Highbury
Greta Gynt Vere Litchen
John Phillips Willis Croft
Patricia Marmont Ambrosine

Technical Credits
Sidney Gilliat Director,Producer,Screenwriter
William Alwyn Score Composer
Geoffrey Foot Editor
Gerald Gibbs Cinematographer
Frank Launder Producer,Screenwriter
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Wilfred Shingleton Art Director
Val Valentine Screenwriter

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