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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 ...
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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wonderful English suspense film
26 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price, and Jack Warner star in "Dear Murderer," a 1947 film courtesy of Gainsborough Productions.

Portman plays Lee Warren, an Englishman who has to be away for eight months in the U.S. setting up a New York office for his firm. His wife Vivien, who has cheated on him before, promises him she is over all that and will write every day. She keeps it up for a while and then the letters stop. Warren sees a photo of her in a Tattler magazine with one Richard Fenton (Price) and knows she's being unfaithful again.

The film actually begins with Warren dropping in on Fenton and announcing that he's going to kill him, and that it will be the perfect crime. Complications ensue, not the least of which is that dear Vivien has another boyfriend as well. Fenton decides to kill two birds with one big stone.

Really excellent suspense film with the beautiful Gynt looking incredible in some fabulous clothes, including the gown she wears when we first see her - it would cause a splash at today's Oscar ceremony. Jack Warner, who seems to be always playing a police detective, is here in his familiar role again.

A perfect Sunday afternoon movie and if you're a lover of mystery and suspense as I am, you'll enjoy this.


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