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The House of the Arrow (1953)

 -  Mystery  -  1 August 1954 (USA)
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A rich old lady dies in bed and leaves all of her money to her recently adopted daughter, who is quickly accused and exonerated of her murder. But that most British of questions remains. Who dunnit? (1953; B&W)

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Oskar Homolka ...
Inspector Hanaud
Robert Urquhart ...
Jim Frobisher
Yvonne Furneaux ...
Betty Harlowe
Josephine Griffin ...
Ann Upcott
Harold Kasket ...
Boris Wabersky
Pierre Lefevre ...
Detective Maurice Thevenet
Pierre Chaminade ...
Detective Moreau
Jacques Cey ...
Police Commissaire Giradot
Keith Pyott ...
Gaston, the butler
Andrea Lea ...
Francine, the maid
Rene Leplat ...
Hanaud's Clerk
Anthony Nicholls ...
Lawyer Jarrett
Ruth Lodge ...
Nurse Jeanne Baudin
Colette Wilde ...
Woman in Window
Jeanne Pali ...
Jeanne Marie Harlowe
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A rich old lady dies in bed and leaves all of her money to her recently adopted daughter, who is quickly accused and exonerated of her murder. But that most British of questions remains. Who dunnit? (1953; B&W)

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based on novel

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1 August 1954 (USA)  »

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La flèche empoisonnée  »

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Hamolka dominates everyone.
26 September 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Oscar Hamolka was one of those actors who dominate films.He outacts everyone on the screen by virtue of his personality and his acting tricks.It is therefore strange that his performance in this film is so little known.The beginning of the film has certain linguistic difficulties.Chaeacters constantly start their speecehes in French and are then told to speak in English by Homolka,who clearly speaks excellent French.Homolka was Austrian but played many nationalities including as here ,French.This murder mystery is well developed with a number of hidden surprises revealed at the denouement.Certainly worthy of greater recognition.


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