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TV Guide review

Crown Vs. Stevens (1936)

Former dancer Thomson marries wealthy Piper but cannot get him to part with a penny, so she winds up killing a loan shark who has her on the hook. Before she can gas her husband to death in a locked garage to collect insurance monies, Piper's employee Knowles prevents the murder, and then compels Thomson to tell the police the truth. Occasionally suspenseful, but the plot is soggy and the actors all wet. Patric Knowles, of the patrician good looks and cultivated style, would come to the US the same year and make the great Charge of the Light Brigade, in which he wins Olivia de Havilland's heart away from dashing Errol Flynn, thus beginning a busy US screen career.

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