The Very Edge

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"No woman should see this film without a man!"
  • NR
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.5  (129)

The Very Edge is a 1963 British thriller that tells the story of a wealthy and successful architect, Stephen Ashley, portrayed by Richard Todd, who is married to Caroline Ashley, played by Anne Heywood. After winning a prestigious architecture competition, the couple decides to take a vacation in the south of France to celebrate their success.

While on holiday, they meet a young and attractive French woman named Helene, portrayed by Nicole Maurey, who reveals to them that she is an astrologer. Stephen becomes fascinated with her and, although Caroline is initially suspicious, she eventually warms up to Helene as well.

As the couple becomes closer to Helene, they find out that her real job is to assist her husband, who is a jewel thief, in robbing millionaires on the French Riviera. Stephen and Caroline refuse to believe the truth and continue their friendship with Helene, leading to a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

The Very Edge is a stylish and atmospheric thriller that showcases the luxurious setting of the French Riviera, with beautiful people and exotic locations. The movie is directed by Cyril Frankel, who infuses the movie with a sense of tension and suspense, keeping the audience on edge throughout the entire movie.

Richard Todd delivers a convincing performance as the successful architect who is torn between his loyalty to his wife and his desire for the mysterious and alluring Helene. Anne Heywood portrays Caroline Ashley as a woman who is initially suspicious of Helene but eventually becomes her friend. Her character provides a strong contrast to the sensual and sensualized Helene.

Nicole Maurey, who plays Helene, delivers a mesmerizing performance as the femme fatale of the movie. Although her character is morally ambiguous, Maurey's portrayal is layered with nuance, allowing the audience to understand Helene's motivations and feelings, making her more than just a one-dimensional villain.

The movie is also notable for its excellent cinematography. The lush colors of the French Riviera are captured beautifully by cinematographer Ted Moore, who creates a vivid imagery that adds to the movie's sense of atmosphere and suspense.

Overall, The Very Edge is a captivating thriller that keeps the audience engaged until the very end. The movie's setting, cast, and direction create a movie that is both visually stunning and narratively compelling. If you're a fan of classic British thrillers, The Very Edge is a must-see.

The Very Edge is a 1963 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

The Very Edge
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    1 hr 30 min
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    6.5  (129)