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Inspector Palmu's Error (1960)
"Komisario Palmun erehdys" (original title)

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A closed room mystery begins when an infamous tycoon is found dead in his bath tub. The famous police lieutenant Palmu is summoned to investigate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Rinne ...
Elina Pohjanpää ...
Irma Vanne
Matti Ranin ...
Leo Riuttu ...
Writer K V Laihonen
Leo Jokela ...
Elina Salo ...
Airi Rykämö
Matti Oravisto ...
Eerik Vaara
Pentti Siimes ...
Aimo Rykämö
Saara Ranin ...
Amalia Rygseck
Leevi Kuuranne ...
'Butler' Veijonen
Jussi Jurkka ...
Bruno Rygseck
Aino Mantsas ...
Alli Rygseck
Arvo Lehesmaa ...
Gunnar Rygseck
Risto Mäkelä ...
Hagert
Toivo Mäkelä ...
Pianist
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A closed room mystery begins when an infamous tycoon is found dead in his bath tub. The famous police lieutenant Palmu is summoned to investigate.

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Trivia

First choice to play Väinö Kokki was Uljas Kandolin, but he got bigger theater role and was released. So Leo Jokela replaced him. See more »

Quotes

Amalia Rygseck: So you are writer Laihonen! I have read one of your books.
Writer K V Laihonen: That's very interesting!
Amalia Rygseck: After reading it I burnt it!
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Soundtracks

Silmät tummat kuin yö
Written by Usko Kemppi
Performed by Leo Jokela
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Classic crime!
1 October 1999 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Absolutely one of the best black & white films made in Finland, but for sure the best Mika Waltari novel that has been filmed into a motion picture. Even beats The Egyptian(Sinuhe)(laugh). Murderer makes always one mistake and you make a mistake too if you don´t watch this one. Film includes old Helsinki scenes and fabulous actors, very scary + jazzy music score.

And hey, did you know that loads of hilarious amateur film versions have been made of "Komisario Palmu", inspired by this classic Finnish crime film. Perfect.


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