Perfect example of the ‘40s cleaner’ trope (what does ‘trope’ even mean…?). Dirk Bogarde plays an American, lots of posh Brits say ‘don’t upset yourself, ducks‘. Directed by Anthony Asquith (old Etonian…). Every word is FAKE!
It’s in flashback, the police interviewing 5 suspects in the murder of Astra (Jean Kent), an ‘enigmatic fortune teller…’ Jean Kent is ‘wonderful’. (At the risk of sounding like T Davies…)
And she inspired the Telegraph headline: ‘Actress Jean Kent died after TV fell on her’… It’s true. She did.