The Solitary Child

(1958)

Film | United Kingdom | B&W | 1h 4min
| Stars: Philip Friend, Barbara Shelley, Sarah Lawson | Director: Gerald Thomas

A young model’s marriage to a gentleman farmer, acquitted of murdering his first wife, nearly leads to her own untimely end

The marriage of Harriet, a celebrated London model, to Captain James Random causes a sensation: only two years previously, the gentleman farmer was acquitted in rather dubious circumstances of the murder of his first wife and there is still a widespread suspicion among the public that Random is a man who ‘got away with it’…

Cast (10)

Philip Friend
James Random
Barbara Shelley
Harriet
Sarah Lawson
Ann
Rona Anderson
Jean
Julia Lockwood in a publicity photo from the 1950s
Maggie
Catherine Lacey
Mrs Evans
Jack Watling
Cyril
Violet Farebrother
Mrs Dennison
John Fabian
Archie
Frank Forsyth
Doctor
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Pictures

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The Solitary Child DVD from Network and The British Film.  Features Barbara Shelley as Harriet and Philip Friend as James Random

Production

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Gerald Thomas
Director
Nina Bawden
Writer (novel)
Robert Dunbar
Writer

Companies

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Beaconsfield Productions
Production company