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Name the pre-1970 film

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People in religious crisis were often features of this writer's work. Catholic doctrine and interpretion are at the center of this story. (The writer later explained that the principles tormenting the policeman were the character' opinions, not his own.)

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Correct, metz.

 

Graham Greene's memoirs record that, since the Trevor Howard character committed suicide (in the book), and was shot to death breaking up a fight (in the movie), there were debates among readers and filmgoers as to the man's fate. He had taken Communion, to please his wife, but he had not properly gone through confession and penance. Was he doomed to go to Hell? Serious clergy and lay people were debating about this in magazine articles.

 

metz44's thread.

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A lot of views and few bites, so I think we'll wrap this one up soon.

 

One sister is on to him invites him to dinner and tells him she's poisoned him. She didn't but he believes her.

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This film has been shown on TCM at least twice this year.

 

To recap we've got a man who kills women for their inheritances. He's engaged to the younger sister since she is the one who stands to inherit the money. He tricks her into writing a suicide note. The older sister is on to him and devises a plan to stop him.

 

The leading man is known for playing suave cads and usually has a moustache. His real life family tree is very impressive.

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Whatthehay, let's go with this one.

 

Grumpy people get no longer grumpy. Euphoria reigns. People are polite on subways and in traffic. No one can explain this.

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Eventually, its concluded that the widespread mood change is the result of a spreading virus, brought to New York from abroad.

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> Eventually, its concluded that the widespread mood change is the result of a spreading virus, brought to New York from abroad.

The people hurt by this new order are those who profit from tension and unhappiness. Bartenders, alcohol and drug dispensers, etc, are unhappy, and they bring up another thought: People might stop voting! Now the politicians are worried.

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