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Leo Rosten (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 September 1947 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

George Sanders ... Robert Fleming

Lucille Ball ... Sandra Carpenter

Charles Coburn ... Inspector Harley Temple

Boris Karloff ... Charles van Druten

Cedric Hardwicke ... Julian Wilde (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)

Joseph Calleia ... Dr. Nicholas Moryani

Alan Mowbray ... Lyle Maxwell
George Zucco ... Officer H. R. Barrett
Robert Coote ... Officer Barret

Alan Napier ... Detective Gordon
Tanis Chandler ... Lucy Barnard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annette Warren ... Blonde Nightclub Singer (singing voice)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Nelson (uncredited)
Lynn Baggett ... Robert's Rejected Girlfriend (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Police Criminologist (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ... Wilberforce (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Pierre the Headwaiter (uncredited)
Ann Codee ... Matilda (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Sir Charles (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Concertgoer in Lobby (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Fleming's Butler (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Alex Frazer ... Prof Harkness (uncredited)
Mary Jane French ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Gerald Hamer ... Harry Milton (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Old Man at Concert Asking for Whiskey (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ... Dowager Shushing Fleming at Concert (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Mike - Nightclub Bartender (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Blonde Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Concertgoer (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Concertgoer in Lobby (uncredited)
Eddie Parks ... Oswald Pickering (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... Asst. Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. Miller (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Ticket Booth Clerk (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas Sirk 
Writing credits
Leo Rosten (screenplay)

Jacques Companéez (from a story by) (as Jacques Companeez) &
Ernst Neubach (from a story by) (as Ernest Neuville) &
Simon Gantillon (from a story by)

Produced by
Henry S. Kesler .... associate producer (as Henry Kesler)
James Nasser .... producer
Hunt Stromberg .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michel Michelet 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels  (as William Daniels)
Film Editing by
John M. Foley 
James E. Newcom 
Production Design by
Nicolai Remisoff 
Costume Design by
Elois Jenssen 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist
Josephine Sweeney .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clarence Eurist .... assistant director
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound (as John Carter)
H. Connors .... sound
Joseph I. Kane .... sound (as Joe Kane)
Music Department
David Chudnow .... music supervisor
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Ramsay Hill .... technical advisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:6 | UK:A | USA:Approved (certificate #12247)

Did You Know?

The singing voice actually belonged to Annette Warren, who later dubbed in both "Fancy Pants" and "Sorrowful Jones">See more »
Miscellaneous: There are no lenses in Sir Cedric Hardwicke's eye glasses. In the library scene this is very noticeable. When Charles Coburn puts on his glasses the lenses are easily seen and they reflect light, unlike the pair Sir Cedric is wearing.See more »
Inspector Harley Temple:There's a homicidal maniac loose somewhere in the vast honeycomb of London. A maniac with a weakness for young, pretty girls and not a thing we've done has brought us one inch nearer his apprehension.See more »
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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
An EXCELLENT film!, 16 November 2001
Author: Norm Vogel from S. Bound Brook, NJ

For those of you who only know Ms. Ball as the "dizzy redhead" in the 50's sitcoms, you're in for a TREAT!

Before making the above, she was in many films -- Marx Brothers, The "Annabel" series, and this great film.

Backed by a solid cast (Zucco, Sanders, Karloff, Napier, Coburn), she acts as the "bait" to lure a London killer out of hiding.

Even tho (at least to ME) it was obvious who the killer is, it is fascinating watching her in a non-comedy role! And, she certainly was lovely!

If you get a chance to see this, DO SO! You won't be disappointed! It's a shame that she didn't make more films in this genre.

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