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Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

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

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(as Phillip Rosen)

Writers:

(based on story by), (as Michel Jacoby)
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Marie
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Mme. Roget
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Beauvais
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Marcel
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Gobelin
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Camille
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Magistrate
Clyde Fillmore ...
Mons. De Luc
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Gardner (as Paul Burns)
Norma Drury ...
Madame De Luc
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Curator
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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The Mystery-master's spine-clutching classic of the Phantom Mangler of Paris! See more »


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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Mama Dit Moi
Written by Everett Carter & Milton Rosen
Sung by Dorothy Triden, dubbing Maria Montez
(uncredited)
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Marie Roget
16 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With all due respect to the last person who commented on this movie. I fear what the reviewer does not realize is that Marie Roget is a Poe story. In fact, Poe created the crime story. While I have not seen the movie, I feel it is important to point out that the reviewer claims the movie relies on the 'dumb cop can't figure it out, so he relies on the old smart detective to solve the crime plot' while not realizing that Poe not only created the plot, this main detective Dupin is the genesis of it. Yes, Dupin is the predecessor of Sherlock Holmes. I did notice that some changes were made in the character names, and I do not doubt that the movie is sub par. However, it is important to note that this story and the other two Poe crime stories ares what lead to the great noir films of the 40's


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