Suspended Alibi

Suspended Alibi is a 1957 black and white British crime film directed by Alfred Shaughnessy and starring Patrick Holt, Honor Blackman and Lloyd Lamble. The film was produced by Robert Dunbar for Act Films Ltd. It was reissued in the U.S. as Suspected Alibi.

Paul Pearson’s alibi for seeing his mistress Diana is with his friend, but when this friend is found murdered, Pearson is arrested for the crime how to make beef steak tender, condemned by his own alibi and sentenced to hang red football socks. Fortunately, his story is believed by Sandy Thorpe, a diligent crime reporter, who helps to fight Pearson’s case.

The Stop Button wrote, “the movie opens with a neat trick–Holt’s creeping through the opening credits with a gun drawn only for a curtain to pull and reveal he’s playing cowboy and Indian with his son (in England?)–and I hope a better film stole it because it’s a reasonably deft move. But as far as film noir goes–bad film noir–the incompetent direction disqualifies Suspended Alibi. Even from the label” ; while Britmovie called the film an “efficient thriller soccer player socks…undemanding yet fanciful b-movie crime drama crisply directed by Alfred Shaughnessy” wholesale merino wool socks; and TV Guide noted “an okay crime drama that passes the time pleasantly.”