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A California commercial pilot sees a telecast in London of an interviews with Sir Mark Lodden at his home. The Canadian is convinced that the baronet is a fraud, that he is actually a look-alike actor named Frank Welney

  1. Anthony Asquith


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  1. Dirk Bogarde

    Dirk Bogarde

    Sir Mark Sebastian Loddon / Frank Welney

  2. Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland

    Lady Margaret Anne Loddon

  3. Paul Massie

    Paul Massie

    Jeffrey Buckenham

  4. Robert Morley

    Robert Morley

    Sir Wilfred

  5. Wilfrid Hyde-White

    Wilfrid Hyde-White

    Hubert Foxley (as Wilfrid Hyde White)

  6. Richard Wattis

    Richard Wattis


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

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  • October 23, 1959



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

The Amnesiac Doppleganger.

Libel is directed by Anthony Asquith and adapted from Edward Wooll's play by Anatole de Grunwald and Karl Tunberg. It stars Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Massie, Robert Morley, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Anthony Dawson and Richard Wattis. Music is by Benjamin Frankel and cinematography by Robert Krasker.

A shell-shocked ex-WWII prisoner of war with amnesia is accused of being an impostor by one of the guys he was imprisoned with. This sends him spinning into the middle of a Libel court case that could destroy everything in his life.

A splendidly stylish my... read the rest.

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