MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,137 this week

Moss Rose (1947)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 138 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 6 critic

Set in turn-of-the-century London, a woman trying to solve the mystery of a friend's murder finds that she may be the next victim.

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), , 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 45 titles
created 10 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 37 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 1519 titles
created 13 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 613 titles
created 23 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Moss Rose" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Moss Rose (1947)

Moss Rose (1947) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Moss Rose.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.

Director: Joe May
Stars: George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, Vincent Price
Bagdad (1949)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad after being educated in England, only to find that her father has been treacherously murdered by the head of the Black Robes, a group of renegades. She ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Paul Hubschmid, Vincent Price
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director: Richard Whorf
Stars: Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Master swindler James Reavis painstakingly spends years forging documents and land grants that will make his wife and him undisputed owners of the entire state of Arizona.

Director: Samuel Fuller
Stars: Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price
Illegal Entry (1949)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A former pilot goes undercover to help break up a smuggling ring.

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Howard Duff, Märta Torén, George Brent
My Gal Sal (1942)
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton
Action | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing.

Director: Louis King
Stars: Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, William Bendix
Green Hell (1940)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a... See full summary »

Director: James Whale
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Bennett, John Howard
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A post World War 2, US Army agent is assigned to join the Foreign Legion in search of high ranking Nazi war criminal who may have also enlisted.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Dick Powell, Märta Torén, Vincent Price
Hudson's Bay (1941)
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Paul Muni, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather-noisy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. Two days later, she awakens in a different house ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Nina Foch, Dame May Whitty, George Macready
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Belle Adair aka Rose Lynton
...
Michael Drego
...
Lady Margaret Drego
...
Police Inspector R. Clinner
Margo Woode ...
Daisy Arrow
George Zucco ...
Craxton - the butler
...
Audrey Ashton
...
Deputy Inspector Evans
Edit

Storyline

Set in turn-of-the-century London, a woman trying to solve the mystery of a friend's murder finds that she may be the next victim.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rosas Trágicas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 8, 1947 with Victor Mature and Ethel Barrymore reprising their film roles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vampire Boys (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
As I lay me down to sleep...
21 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Moss Rose is directed by Gregory Ratoff and adapted to screenplay by Niven Busch, Jules Furthman and Tom Reed from the novel The Crime of Laura Saurelle written by Joseph Shearing. It stars Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, Vincent Price, Margo Woode, George Zucco, Patricia Medina and Rhys Williams. Music is by David Buttolph and cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.

Somebody is killing Michael Drego's (Mature) lovers and leaving behind a bible and a compressed dried moss rose. When her dancer friend is one of the victims, Belle Adair (Cummins) thinks she knows who the killer is and sets about blackmailing him for an unusual request...

British set Gothic noir pulsing with maternal pangs and whodunit shenanigans, Moss Rose has much to recommend to the like minded adult. Lets not beat around the bush, though, motivations of the principal players are decidedly weak and the police fare little better in the brain department.

However, once one settles into the atmosphere brought out by MacDonald's (Niagra/Pickup On South Street) beautiful photography - and got tuned into Cummins' brash London accent - then it can sustain interest. It's more successful as a mood piece when out on the London streets than it is at the Drego mansion, though the period design of costuming and sets is most appealing.

Mature often came in for some stick for his acting, but I have sometimes thought much of it was unfair. Here though he is not quite right for the role, it feels like what it is, a name on the poster to draw the punters in. But his performance still works on sombre terms, besides which, Cummins and the wonderful Barrymore pretty much dominate proceedings anyway.

Price fans should note that he isn't in it much, and even then it's late in the picture, but he's suitably stylish and you can't help thinking he probably should have had the Michael Drego role instead! Meanwhile Ratoff (Black Magic) directs without fuss and histrionic filler.

An enjoyable ride with visual treats along the way, with a finale to nudge you to the edge of your seat. 7/10


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Moss Rose (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?