The Naked Edge Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Eric Portman, Diane Cilento, Peter Cushing, Michael Wilding

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THE NAKED EDGE, which is the last film of Gary Cooper, was directed by Michael Anderson (Logan's Run) in 1961.
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George Radcliffe witnesses the murder of his boss and testifies in court against his colleague Donald Heath although Heath claims his innocence. The loot of £60'000 has also disappeared. Heath is sentenced to life in jail.

Five years later, Radcliffe has become a wealthy businessman in the City thanks to hazardous but beneficial operations at the stock market. One day, he receives a letter, mailed four years earlier, which accuses him of the murder of his boss. The letter is signed by the washout lawyer Jeremy Clay. Radcliffe's wife, Martha, is distracted by the content of this letter, that confirms her own unsaid thoughts.

Radcliffe's behaviour and explanations don't restore Martha's confidence and, soon, suspicion disquiets this once happy couple. Both will separately conduct their own inquiries and try to find out what has really happened on the night of the murder.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Legal Thriller Plotlets:    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None

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