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Model for Murder (1959)

An American officer, searching England for his dead brother's girlfriend, becomes involved in a jewel robbery.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Martens
Sally Meadows
Jean Aubrey ...
Annabelle Meadows
Kingsley Beauchamp
Diana Leigh
Mme. Dupont
Peter Hammond ...
Costard, Chauffeur
Alfred Burke ...
Richard Pearson ...
Diane Bester ...
Inspector Duncan
Sgt. Anderson
Barbara Archer ...
Betty Costard


An American officer, searching England for his dead brother's girlfriend, becomes involved in a jewel robbery.

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Release Date:

February 1959 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Stohos dolofonias  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Julia's dress to die for
26 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cult stars of horror films, Hazel Court and Michael Gough, have leading roles in this thriller, set in the glamorous world of haute couture. Gough is Kingsley Beauchamp, head of a West End fashion house, who's planning to steal some valuable jewellery that's on loan to him. Keith Andes is the American Merchant Navy officer visiting the salon to meet his late brother's girlfriend, played by Julia Arnall. Returning an expensive dress, borrowed for her night out, she surprises the robbers in the act and is fatally stabbed by Beauchamp's chauffeur. Guess who's then fitted-up for the murder?

For a thriller, this is acutely lacking in pace and tension and so doesn't really work. The cast are some compensation for this, however. Keith Andes gives a strong performance in the lead, bringing some credibility to the sort of character the script has lying shocked and injured in hospital, then immediately tearing around all over London, despite being a total stranger in the city. There's the poise, allure and glamour of Hazel Court and Julia Arnall; Patricia Jessel as Beauchamp's designer and associate, Madame Dupont, good old Edwin Richfield playing the murderous chauffeur, Alfred Burke as a crooked bod named Podd, and not least, Michael Gough himself in full villainous mode. Hence my slightly generous rating.

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