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The Tall Headlines
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Original British trade ad
Directed by Terence Young
Produced by Raymond Stross
Screenplay by Audrey Erskine Lindop
Dudley Leslie
Based onnovel The Tall Headlines by Audrey Erskine Lindop [1]
Starring Mai Zetterling
André Morell
Flora Robson
Peter Burton
Sid James
Music by Hans May
Cinematography C.M. Pennington-Richards
Edited byVera Campbell
Raymond Stross Productions
Distributed by Grand National Pictures (UK)
Release date
  • 15 April 1952 (1952-04-15)(London, UK)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Tall Headlines is a 1952 British film directed by Terence Young and starring André Morell, Flora Robson, Michael Denison, Peter Burton, Sid James and Dennis Price. [2] [3] In the United States the film was retitled The Frightened Bride. [4] It was based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Audrey Erskine Lindop.



A middle-class family suffer agonies when their eldest son is hanged for murder.


Critical reception

Allmovie called it a "grim British drama," but approved of "An excellent all-character-actor cast includes Flora Robson and Andre Morrell as the grieving parents, Michael Denison as the brother and Mai Zetterling as the initial murder victim."; [4] whereas TV Guide wrote, "Decent performances by some well-known British actors and actresses are wasted on this unbelievable story." [5]

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The Tall Headlines at IMDb