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Dr. Susan Hayward makes a tragic mistake when she leaves her Canadian practice to follow her ailing, married lover to England. Dying slowly and in great pain, her love begs her to help him die quickly. With great compassion, she does so with a large morphine injection. Unfortunately, her mercy lands her in court where she must face the ruthless and ambitious prosecuting attorney Peter Finch. Hayward ends up serving two years in prison. Afterward, her medical practitioner's license is revoked and she is left destitute and desperately alone until an anonymous party contacts her and invites her to take a job caring for the man's mentally ill wife. She goes to check out the situation and discovers the man to be Finch. Apparently his wife, Diane Cliento went mad after her father accidentally died. She accepts the position and soon finds herself deeply involved in a complicated situation where nothing is quite as it seems and where a death again leads her to stand trial in court for a crime she did not commit. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Susan Hayward
as Christine Allison
Peter Finch
as Stephen Dane
Diane Cilento
as Liane Dane
Cyril Cusack
as Capt. Ferris
Kieron Moore
as Roscoe
Richard Wattis
as Ebblington
Miriam Karlin
as Woman in the Black Maria
Laurence Naismith
as O'Grady
Clive Morton
as Judge
J.G. Devlin
as Coroner
Richard Leech
as Irish Doctor
Brenda de Banzie
as Nurse Drew
Marguerite Brennan
as Irish Barmaid
Yolande Turner
as Polly
Judith Furse
as Warden
Peter Sallis
as Sleazy Doctor
Joan Benham
as Restaurant Manager
Joan Hickson
as Landlady
Edwin Apps
as Junior Counsel
Grace Arnold
as 2nd Wardress
Edwin Apps
as Junior Counsel


Anatole de Grunwald
Roy Parkinson
Karl Tunberg
Harry Waxman
Pamela Cornell
Art Director
Pamela Cornell
Set Designer
Elizabeth Haffenden
Costume Designer