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THE CLOUDED YELLOW

                       
 

Carillon Films, 1950.  Directed by Ralph Thomas.  Camera:  Geoffrey Unsworth.  With Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel, Barry Jones, Kenneth More, Maxwell Reed, Andre Morell, Gerard Heinz, Lily Kann, Geoffrey Keen, Michael Brennan, Eric Pohlmann, Gabrielle Blunt, Maire O'Neill.

"The Clouded Yellow" stars Trevor Howard as David Sommers, a former member of the British Secret Service. After the war, Sommers takes a low-profile job cataloging butterfly specimens.  While thus employed, he makes the acquaintance of Sophie Malraux (Jean Simmons), a curious young lady who seems to be hiding something.  Indeed she is, as Sommers discovers when Sophie is brought up on murder charges.  Championing her cause, Sommers helps Sophie escape, prompting Scotland Yard to put another ex-secret agent on the couple's trail.  The chase extends from London to Liverpool, culminating in a tangled web of murder and madness.  "The Clouded Yellow" was the first independent production supervised by Betty E. Box.

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