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A Blueprint for Murder (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | September 1953 (USA)
Whitney Cameron suspects his sister-in-law has poisoned his brother and niece, but without proof how does he prevent the murder of his nephew?

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Two orphans, Polly and Doug, live with their stepmother Lynne; Polly collapses with the same mystery symptoms that killed her father. The kids' visiting uncle, Whitney Cameron, is warned that the symptoms match strychnine poisoning, but that poisoners are seldom detected and rarely convicted. Sure enough, no case can be made against the obvious suspect; so what can Whitney do to save the next victim? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The ship at sea is the same miniature model used for for Titanic (1953), which in turn was used for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Dangerous Crossing (1953).Tthe interiors of the dining room and staircase on the ship were also from the same movies. See more »

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As an autopsy shows that Cam's brother had no strychnine in his body, it is not explained why he exhibited the exact same symptoms as his poisoned daughter. See more »

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Whitney 'Cam' Cameron: Where is Polly Cameron's room?
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Nocturne op. 9 no.1 in B-flat minor
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A little gem
14 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While not a great film by any means, A BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER offers some very fine moments of suspense and is a very good B movie. (B movies are usually never over 90 mins). The two stars acquit themselves well, especially Jean Peters, and underrated actress of the 50's and 50's. (See VICKI as well). The pacing is fine, but the ending needed a little more zip. For a while the movie has the viewer coming and going as to what really happened to the husband and little girl, both who died under mysterious circumstances. This makes a fine double bill with the above mentioned VICKI. Being a fan of Jean Peters, Fox should release a couple of other films she made for them, namely TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE GIRL.


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