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Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

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

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Marie Roget
Maria Ouspenskaya ...
Mme. Cecile Roget
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M. Henri Beauvais
Edward Norris ...
Marcel Vigneaux
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Prefect Gobelin
Nell O'Day ...
Camille Roget
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Magistrate
Clyde Fillmore ...
Mons. De Luc
Paul E. Burns ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Phantom of Paris  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Part of the original Shock Theatre package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later by Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

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Referenced in Kill Your Killer (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama Dit Moi
Written by Everett Carter & Milton Rosen
Sung by Dorothy Triden, dubbing Maria Montez
(uncredited)
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average B-mystery with proper Universal flavor
24 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This one hour film is almost a paradigm for the average B movie from the 30s and 40s. It has some suspense, (it uses the great forest sets left over from The Wolf Man), and a fast pace and if you are into this type of mystery go see it, but don't go out of your way to find it. The performances, direction, etc. are all adequate and it progresses in the typical 'the dumb cop can't figure it out, so the smart young independent detective knows everything' approach. Generallly atmospheric and fun, though.


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