Pit of Darkness

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  • 1961
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 6.3  (263)

Pit of Darkness is a 1961 British thriller-drama film that follows the story of a wealthy London businessman named Martin Lowther (played by William Franklyn). Martin has it all - money, power, a beautiful wife named Anne (Moira Redmond), and a loving daughter named Susan (Vanessa Forsyth). But Martin's life takes a dark and twisted turn when he becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

The movie opens with Martin driving his car along the streets of London, reflecting on his life and his success. But as he parks his car outside his office building, he is accosted by a mysterious man named Templeton (Bruno Barnabe) who demands that Martin give him a large sum of money. Martin tries to brush him off, but as he makes his way up to his office, he realizes that Templeton has followed him.

Later that day, Martin is shocked when he discovers that Templeton has been found dead, and the police suspect him of the murder. Martin vehemently denies any involvement, but the evidence begins to pile up against him, including a bloody shirt found in his office and his fingerprints on the murder weapon.

As Martin's situation becomes more dire, he becomes increasingly desperate to clear his name and find the real killer. He enlists the help of his friend and lawyer, Tony (Derek Francis), but even he is skeptical of Martin's claims of innocence.

Meanwhile, Anne becomes increasingly worried about her husband's behavior and suspects that he may be having an affair. She hires a private detective to follow Martin, but what he discovers is far more shocking than anyone could have imagined.

As the investigation deepens, Martin discovers that the key to the mystery lies in a dark and twisted underground world of crime and corruption. He must navigate his way through this dangerous underworld, facing threats and danger at every turn, in order to uncover the truth and clear his name.

Pit of Darkness is a tense and atmospheric thriller that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. The performances are excellent, particularly William Franklyn as the conflicted and haunted Martin, Moira Redmond as his troubled wife Anne, and Bruno Barnabe as the menacing and mysterious Templeton. The film is shot in gritty black and white, which adds to the somber and foreboding tone of the story.

Overall, Pit of Darkness is a gripping and suspenseful thriller that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. It is a must-see for fans of classic British cinema and anyone who enjoys a good mystery.

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    1 hr 18 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (263)