Colonel March Investigates (1955)

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Complete credited cast:
Col. March (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheila Burrell ...
Joan Forsythe (archive footage)
Anthony Forwood ...
Jim Hartley (archive footage)
Sonya Hana ...
Paula (archive footage)
John Hewer ...
John Parrish (archive footage)
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Ireton Bowlder (archive footage)
Roger Maxwell ...
Maj. Rodman (archive footage)
Patricia Owens ...
Betty Hartley (archive footage)
Bernard Rebel ...
The Count (archive footage)
Ewan Roberts ...
Insp. Ames (archive footage)
Joan Sims ...
Marjorie Dawson (archive footage)
Richard Wattis ...
Cabot (archive footage)
Francine Rapport (archive footage) (as Dagmar Wynter)


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Release Date:

22 August 1955 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Colonel March of Scotland Yard  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Comprised of three episodes of the forthcoming TV series, all filmed in the fall of 1952: "Hot Money," "Death in the Dressing Room," and "The New Invisible Man." See more »


Col. March: [opening narration] I saw a city of many faces. One a Queen's of courtly graces; one a clown, his tearful grin; one a child, and one for sin. I've been inside these hidden places and seen behind these many faces. But what was behind this face
[shows mask]
Col. March: ; this mask, this idiot expression made by the thousands to be sold to small children? I saw it and I was participating in a witches' sabbath in the refined heart of a quiet London bank. Now it lies, this strange object amongst others equally ...
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The Department of Queer Complaints
29 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a feature-length compilation of three short episodes taken from a TV series called 'Colonel March of Scotland Yard' (1954-56, 26 episodes) starring Boris Karloff as Colonel March, head of Scotland Yard's Department D.3, otherwise known as The Bureau of Queer Complaints. Karloff is called upon to solve murders of a particularly weird, exotic, or puzzling kind. One episode involves a murder of a Javanese dancer (not a Japanese dancer as another reviewer believes), another involves magic tricks with mirrors, and a third a bank robber in a rubber mask who hides his money inside a dummy radiator in his office. Joan Sims, later very well known as a comedienne, is very funny as the secretary of the man in the mask. (In the TV series, this episode was called 'Hot Money', a pun on the money being in the radiator.) All three of these episodes were directed by Cy Endfield (also known as Enfield). Boris Karloff is very good in the title role. I always have found Karloff very congenial when he was playing a straight role. It is a pity he did not do that much more often. This compilation is amusing, and we get some good shots of fifties London from time to time. The idea behind the stories was very good, and casting Karloff as the lead was also a good idea. It is a pity that someone did not take this concept and make some quality films. Someone should do a fifties period retro TV series today based on this concept, and it could be as interesting as FOYLE'S WAR if the right lead were cast and the stories were sound enough. The stories here are a bit feeble, but it would not be too difficult to come up with better ones.

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