Web Of Evidence

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

A young woman is murdered during a WW II air raid over Liverpool. Lee is named the killer and sentenced to life in prison. He is spared the death sentence because the prosecution can find no reason he should have committed the crime and because a religious, wealthy ship tycoon (Williams) takes up the cudgel on Lee's behalf. Twenty years later, Johnson (Lee's...read more

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A young woman is murdered during a WW II air raid over Liverpool. Lee is named the killer and sentenced to life in prison. He is spared the death sentence because the prosecution can find no reason he should have committed the crime and because a religious, wealthy ship tycoon (Williams)

takes up the cudgel on Lee's behalf. Twenty years later, Johnson (Lee's son) arrives from the US where he and his mother had emigrated. Johnson has believed that his father died nobly during the war and now he learns that's not the case at all. He attempts to visit Lee in the slammer but is

prevented by miles of red tape. He eventually gets to the bottom of things with the help of some local journalists. The newspaper scenes are particularly believable but the denouement leaves much to be desired. Lee became famous as M in the James Bond films; McKern has since achieved great success

in many movies as well as on the London stage and the BBC ("Rumpole of the Bailey").

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