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Release Date:
5 September 1947 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
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Plot:
A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers;... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Lucille Ball Movie Schedule: Easy To Wed, The Big Street, Panama Lady
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Cast

  (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)
Paul Cristo ... 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)
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
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Companéez  story
Simon Gantillon  story
Ernst Neubach  story
Leo Rosten 

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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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #12267)

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Trivia:
The title was changed to "Personal Column" midway through the original U.S. theatrical release because staff at the Production Code Administration thought the word "lured" sounded too much like "lurid". Director Douglas Sirk felt the title change confused potential audiences and led to the film's box-office failure.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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Features Murder in the Night (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
You Stole My Peace of MindSee more »

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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Alluring!, 24 December 2004

Director Douglas Sirk, later best-known for sappy Hollywood melodramas, makes this early Lucille Ball vehicle about a killer that writes poetry to the police about the victim he is going to kill. Ball plays a dance hall girl that loses a friend and decides to help by joining the Scotland Yard force. She begins to answer personal ads by men looking for attractive young women. Along the way she comes in contact with a slaving-like operation and a bizarre eccentric fashion designer played with incredible gusto by Boris Karloff. Karloff has roughly 5 minutes of screen time, but boy does he know how to use it. This is a very enjoyable film. If you are looking for a lot of action - look somewhere else. What you get here is a lot of talk and character studies. The cast is one of the most complete I have seen in some time. George Sanders, Cedric Hardwicke, Charles Coburn, Robert Coote, Alan Napier, George Zucco and Alan Mowbray round out this incredibly talented cast. Zucco really stands out as a plain-clothes policeman. Ball is beautiful, and she does a very credible job in the lead. Sometimes I forget that she was a gorgeous woman with a lot of talent other than making you laugh. But that was certainly her greatest gift. Lured is a good, old-fashioned mystery yarn. The killer is painfully obvious about halfway through, but the actors go through the motions with obvious relish. Unfortunately the DVD release I had by KINO had nothing on it all all in terms of extras...didn't even separate chapters from main feature!

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