Dual Alibi

Dual Alibi is a 1947 British drama film directed by Alfred Travers and starring Herbert Lom, Phyllis Dixey and Terence De Marney.[1] It is a film noir.[2] It was made by British National Films at Elstree Studios.

Dual Alibi
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Directed byAlfred Travers
Produced byLouis H. Jackson
Written byVivienne Adès
Stephen Clarkson
Alfred Travers
Based onan original story by Renalt Capes
StarringHerbert Lom
Phyllis Dixey
Terence De Marney
Ronald Frankau
Music byStanley Black
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byMonica Kimick
Distributed byPathé Pictures International (UK)
Release date
  • 3 June 1947 (1947-06-03) (London, UK)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A top French acrobatic act, the de Lisle twins, are hired by a British promoter to perform in his Blackpool show. While they are working there one of the twins falls in love with a cigarette girl and aspiring singer named Penny. After the twins win the French lottery she steals their ticket, with the help of a spivish publicity agent, and goes to Paris to claim the prize. The twins follow them to seek revenge.



  1. ^ "Dual Alibi (1947)".
  2. ^ Spicer p.442


  • Murphy, Robert. The British Cinema Book. British Film Institute, 2001.
  • Spicer, Andrew. Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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