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Suspense and suspicion power this absorbing postwar drama from writer-director Michael McCarthy. When Col. Charles Price (Donald Wolfit) receives a phone call from a man claiming that one of the former German resistance members gathered in his home is responsible for a friend’s death, Price asks him to the house. But when the informant arrives, he is stabbed to death before he can name the traitor! When an American intelligence officer, Major Shane (Robert Bray) then arrives under mysterious circumstances, the tension escalates until a shocking plot twist reveals all. Also starring Jane Griffiths and Anton Diffring, The Accursed is murder mystery at its best. It’s widely held that Donald Wolfit inspired Ronald Harwood’s play The Dresser (later adapted into the 1983 Albert Finney film), about a difficult stage actor. Harwood was Wolfit’s personal dresser for nearly five years.

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WA426626 Accursed, The DVD (1958/Donald Wolfit) $19.99