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An Inspector Calls (1954)

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Norman Bird ...
Foreman Jones-Collins
Charles Saynor ...
Police Sergeant Arnold Ransom
Olwen Brookes ...
Miss Francis: Hat Sales
John Welsh ...
Mr. Timmon: Hat Sales Manager
Frances Gowens ...
Leigh: Fish & Chips Shop Girl
Barbara Everest ...
Mrs. Lefson: Charity Committee Woman
George Woodbridge ...
Stanley: Fish & Chips Shop Owner
Pat Neal ...
Kellie: Birlings' Maid
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Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust English family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A tale of investigation into the lives of five people who have forged a tragic chain of circumstances. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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25 November 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det är från polisen  »

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Trivia

The feature debut of Norman Bird. See more »

Goofs

Despite the film/story being set in 1912 England, the ladies dressers feature zip fasteners. See more »

Quotes

Sheila Birling: [about the girl who commited suicide by drinking disinfectint] Was she pretty?
Inspector Goole: She wasn't very pretty when I saw her last in the infirmary.
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Referenced in Inspector Morse: Second Time Around (1991) See more »

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Excellent.
18 July 2003 | by (Lurgan,Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching this film on TV,and I must say,what a pleasant diversion it was for the afternoon,plenty of twists and turns,and the ending was excellent also,top performance must go to Alistair Sim for his protrayal of Inspector Poole,rivetting stuff.


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