Blackmailed (1951)

Director: Marc Allegret
Screenplay: Hugh Mills & Roger Vadim (from the novel ‘Mrs Christopher’ by Elizabeth Myers)
Role: Stephen Mundy

With limited insight into the extent of Dirk’s talent, Rank kept him in a trench coat as a spiv on the run. A poor script added to the injury. The saving grace? – Mai Zetterling’s chemistry with Dirk on screen and on stage invariably riveted critics’ attention.