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The Fake

The Fake is a 1953 British crime film directed by Godfrey Grayson and starring Dennis O'Keefe, Coleen Gray and Hugh Williams. Its plot concerns an American detective who tries to solve the theft of a priceless painting from the Tate Gallery in London.

Plot

When Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna and Child arrives at London's Tate Gallery for a special exhibition, American Paul Mitchell (Dennis O'Keefe) is assigned to guard it. However, on examination, Paul realizes the painting has been replaced with a fake. Joining forces with Tate employee Mary Mason (Coleen Gray), Paul attempts to find the original and collect the museum's $50,000 reward for its recovery.

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    author
    contentLocation London
    director Godfrey Grayson
    editor Charles Hasse
    genre crime
    keywords leonardo da vinci madonna and child paint
    musicBy Mátyás Seiber
    producer Steven Pallos
    productionCompany Pax Films
    publisher United Artists