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Five Angles on Murder (1950)

The Woman in Question (original title)
Approved | | Mystery | 18 February 1952 (USA)
A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.



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Cast overview:
Agnes / Madame Astra / Parrot (voice)
R.W. (Bob) Baker
Michael Murray
Susan Shaw ...
Catherine Taylor
Mrs. Finch
Charles Victor ...
Albert Pollard
Duncan Macrae ...
Supt. Lodge
Lana Morris ...
Lana Clark
Joe Linnane ...
Inspector Butler
Vida Hope ...
Shirley Jones


A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.

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The suspense-tense surprise of the year!




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Release Date:

18 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Five Angles on Murder  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Inside joke: When the police inspectors are searching the flat at the beginning, they come across some photographs of the dead woman's boyfriends. One comments to the other that they might recognise some of these men from their own rogues' gallery. He pauses, examines one and says knowingly, "John Mills!" Obviously a tongue-in-cheek reference to a certain fellow actor! See more »


Supt. Lodge: Polly! Pretty Polly! Pity - the one witness who knows all the answers and he won't talk.
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A greatly underrated classic
9 October 2002 | by (Kosovo) – See all my reviews

A Woman in Question (recently IMDb lists it as Five Angels on Murder) is a Rashomon like story told in flashback. The story develops after a women is found dead and police detectives question witnesses, each of whom provides a different account of events leading to the murder. Until the very end, the ulterior motives of each of the characters remain unclear.

It is a greatly underrated movie that is not easily accessible. Anthony Asquith handles the material really well and masterfully builds the suspense. In addition, solid performances are provided by the cast.

If you get an opportunity to watch this movie, do not miss it. Hopefully the movie will become more accessible in the years to come.

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