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That Woman Opposite (1957) Compton Bennett, Phyllis Kirk, Dan O’Herlihy, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Crime, Drama
Desperate Moment (1953) Compton Bennett, Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling, Philip Friend, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller, War
One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken back to the hospital and undergoes psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen. Larsen, desperately wants to know the events and persons who drove her to this state and help her. He makes Francesca talk about her past – a past with a controlling guardian, Nicholas, no friends, kept apart from the man she loved and forced to practice the piano 5-6 hours a day.
East German refugee Karen finds herself back at home in Dresden when the flight she is stewardess on between Berlin and the West is forced down. She is then used by the State police to find her wanted brother, so when colleague – and fiancé – Jim arrives to get her back to the western sector of Berlin he has to watch his back.