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Dear Murderer (1947)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  April 1948 (Austria)
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When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Portman ...
Lee Warren
Greta Gynt ...
Vivien Warren
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Richard Fenton
Jack Warner ...
Insp. Penbury
Maxwell Reed ...
Jimmy Martin
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Avis Fenton
Jane Hylton ...
Rita
Andrew Crawford ...
Sgt. Fox
Charles Rolfe ...
Prison Warder
Hélène Burls ...
Charwoman
Ernest Butcher ...
Hall Porter
Judith Carol ...
American Secretary
Valerie Ward ...
Warren's Secretary
John Blythe ...
Ernie
Vic Hagan ...
American Barman
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When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out she has another lover as well, so Lee has to change his plans. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Lee Warren: I'll try anything once.
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Set-bound, perfect murder plodder of stage origins, with no-one to like, but a nicely nasty turn by Eric Portman as the villain
14 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Little has been done to breathe cinematic life into this perfect murder stage play. Main problem is that none of the main characters are likable or very interesting. The person I was most interested in was Jane Hylton as the maid. She seemed to have far more going on beneath her servant exterior than anything anyone else managed to muster, (but lesser characters often do intrigue me.)

Eric Portman does a decent turn as the cold, reptilian villain, and Greta Gynt (with ludicrous period hair-do and frocks) exudes ice as his missus. It's always good to see Dennis Price, and Jack Warner walks through his part as the detective.

I was mildly amused by Maxwell Reed's height. He towered over everyone else - must have been a chore composing some of the shots. The editing is nicely judged, but there's a (perhaps typically British) tendency to shy away from an intimate clinches. Maybe it was a censorship thing, but no-one seems to be allowed to have a decent snog.


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