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|Directed by||Harry Lachman|
|Written by|| Jean Fabricus (play) |
|Produced by||S.E. Fitzgibbon|
|Starring|| Elizabeth Allan |
|Edited by||David Lean|
Paramount British Pictures
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures|
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