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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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25 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Det är från polisen  »

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The feature debut of Norman Bird. See more »

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

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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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A strange visitor interrupts dinner
4 October 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I've just seen An Inspector Calls for the first time and found it very enjoyable. The ending was a bit of a surprise.

The Birlings, a rich English family are having dinner one evening when a copper calls round to see them and tell them about a girl who has just been found dead. At first, they deny they knew her but each member of the family did know her and had a different connection with her. These include being a former lover and a former employee. Later on, we learn the truth and there is something strange about the Inspector...

The Inspector is played brilliantly by the great Alastair Sim (Scrooge) and the rest of the cast includes Arthur Young and Brian Forbes.

This is a must see, especially for old movie fans. Brilliant.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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