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The 20 Questions Murder Mystery (1950)

BBC Radio's 20 Questions receives anonymous clues that connect to a series of murders. Reporters try and break the code before more deaths come to pass.

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Bob Beacham
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Mary Game
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Tom Harmon
Stewart MacPherson ...
Himself - The Twenty Questions Team
Jack Train ...
Himself - The Twenty Questions Team
Jeanne De Casalis ...
Herself - The Twenty Questions Team guest artiste
Daphne Padel ...
Herself - The Twenty Questions Team
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Himself - The Twenty Questions Team
Norman Hackforth ...
Himself - The Twenty Questions Team 'Mystery Voice'
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Det. Insp. Charlton
Olga Lindo ...
Olive Tavy
Frederick Leister ...
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Maurice Emery KC
Wally Patch ...
Police Officer Tiny White
John Salew ...
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BBC Radio's 20 Questions receives anonymous clues that connect to a series of murders. Reporters try and break the code before more deaths come to pass.

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Opening credits: All characters appearing in this film are entirely fictitious and are not intended to represent or portray any person whether living or dead, except the "Twenty Questions Team" who appear in person. See more »

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Obvious stunt double for Clifford Evans (Tom Harmon) in fight with Robert Beatty (Bob Beacham). See more »

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Mohammed Ali: He was English, and to an Indian all are alike. They are big, their faces are red, and they smell of whisky.
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A Sunday afternoon sort of movie
29 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based around a guessing game radio show that that was very popular in America and the UK in the 40s and 50s, this film stars the cast of the British version. An anonymous listener is mailing questions into the show to be solved on the air, and these clues are lining up with actual murders being committed, so it's up to our radio heroes to decipher the clues for each new letter before it's too late and the murder committed.

It's old, creaky, but also quaint and light hearted with all murder and violence happening off-screen. I imagine people who were familiar with the UK program got more miles out of this than the rest of us as there are a number of in-jokes based on the panelists personalities (particularly Jack Train, who seems to be the goofball of the otherwise stuffy group), but it's still a fun, quick Sunday afternoon-type whodunit if you like the sort and even if you've never heard of the show.


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