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|Directed by||Daniel Birt|
|Produced by||Ronald Kinnoch|
|Screenplay by||Ted Willis|
|Based on||original story Burn the Evidence by Percy Hoskins|
|Starring|| Jane Hylton |
|Edited by||W.J. Lewthwaite|
Act Films Ltd
|Distributed by||Monarch Film Corporation (world distribution)|
Burnt Evidence is a 1954 British drama film directed by Daniel Birt and starring Jane Hylton, Duncan Lamont and Donald Gray.Diana Taylor is considering leaving her husband, Jack, who has been trying but failing to build his own business as a builder/decorator. Her suitor, Jimmy Thompson, is Jack's army friend. Jack deduces the relationship and, when Jimmy comes to Jack's business to discuss the situation, a fight ensues - a gun is involved - and one of them is killed. A fire makes it difficult to determine which man has died. While the police search for the survivor, Diana struggles with her feelings. The film was produced by Ronald Kinnoch for Act Films Ltd.
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