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Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery | 23 April 1942 (USA)
A detective tries to unravel the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a young actress.

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Marie Roget
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Mme. Cecile Roget
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M. Henri Beauvais
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Marcel Vigneaux
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Prefect Gobelin
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Camille Roget
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Magistrate
Clyde Fillmore ...
Mons. De Luc
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Gardener (as Paul Burns)
Norma Drury Boleslavsky ...
Madame De Luc (as Norma Drury)
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Curator at the zoo
William Ruhl ...
Detective (as Bill Ruhl)
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Naval Officer
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A detective tries to unravel the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a young actress.

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Beautiful beast! Maddening...with her soft caress! Murdering...with steel-clawed terror! See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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23 April 1942 (USA)  »

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Phantom of Paris  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The 1842 Edgar Allan Poe story was a follow-up to his earlier "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Writer Michael Jacoby ditched almost everything except the Paris setting and the title. He changed the detective's name to Paul Dupin and moved up the clock 47 years (to 1889) than the time set in the book. See more »

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M. Henri Beauvais: Dupin? You had something to do with those murders in the Rue Morgue didn't you?
Prefect Gobelin: Something to do? Monsieur, Dr. Dupin practicaly solved those murders single handed.
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Mama Dit Moi
Written by Everett Carter & Milton Rosen
Sung by Dorothy Triden, dubbing Maria Montez
(uncredited)
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Dupin is back...and his sidekick is an idiot!
11 September 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Mystery of Marie Roget" is a sub-par B-movie from Universal. While the story purports to be from the Edgar Allan Poe story, it's really very different.

When the film begins, Marie has been reported missing and the police have so far found nothing. They do eventually find a corpse that MIGHT be her...but her face is missing. When they tell her family that they've found her, she then walks in the house...so the corpse obviously was NOT her. However, eventually Marie really is murdered and it's up to Poe's Dupin character (Patric Knowles) to solve the murder. As for Dupin, he's a know-it-all who acts a lot like the movie version of Sherlock Holmes and has a partner (Lloyd Corrigan) who is even stupider and more useless than the movie version of Watson. In fact, he's such a bumbling moron that it totally ruins the movie...as does Dupin's bizarre manner in which he investigates. Overall, just a silly and inconsequential B murder mystery--complete with all the usual clichés and plot problems. A time-passer at best...but you could easily do better.


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