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The Clouded Yellow (1951)

The Clouded Yellow (1951)

aka The Clouded Yellow

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Details: 95 mins · English

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Cast:

Small Sophie Malraux
Small Maj. David Somers
No_movie_poster Jess Fenton
Small Nicholas Fenton
Small Willy Shepley
Small Police Inspector
Small Secret Service Chief Chubb (as Andre Morell)
No_movie_poster Police Superintendent
No_movie_poster Dr. Karl Cesare
No_movie_poster Minna Cesare
Small Taxidermist
No_movie_poster Employment Agent
Small Kyra
No_movie_poster Nora
Small Hick

Crew:

No_movie_poster Geoffrey Unsworth Director of Photography
Small Ralph Thomas Director
No_movie_poster Betty E. Box Producer
No_movie_poster Gordon Hales Editor
No_movie_poster Janet Green Original Story
No_movie_poster Benjamin Frankel Original Music Composer

Plot:

After leaving the British Secret Service, David Somers (played by Trevor Howard) finds work cataloging butterflies at the country house of Nicholas and Jess Fenton. (The "clouded yellow" of the title is a rare species of butterfly.) After the murder of a local gamekeeper, suspicion (wrongfully) falls on their niece, Sophie Malraux (Jean Simmons). Somers helps Sophie to escape arrest and they go on the run together, Somers using his secret-service skills and contacts to evade the police. After a cross-country chase they arrive at Liverpool with the intention of leaving the country by ship. The true identity of the murderer is revealed in a climax on a warehouse roof.