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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 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

Director Matti Kassila's first impression was that the role of Inspector Palmu would be good for Aku Korhonen, but at the time Korhonen was seriously ill and wasn't available. 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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Connections

Followed by Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Silmät tummat kuin yö
Written by Usko Kemppi
Performed by Leo Jokela
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Inspector Palmu works through a complex closed-room murder case
19 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the first non-Finnish reviewer of this movie, I will second the high esteem in which it is held by the 3 earlier reviewers.

A wealthy man known for his playboy activities is found in an indoor pool, also knocked on the head. The door was locked. A varied group of rather eccentric characters were in and around the house, due to a small party he had held. The house itself has some entrances, a basement, and inner connections that add to the mystery. It's not your average dwelling by any means. Neither are the police or Inspector Palmu, who are also memorable characters.

To absorb all this and relish it can easily take several viewings. The look of the film is a very sharp black and white. This adds greatly.

The acting is highly professional and smooth. Each character is brought out nicely amid a whole lot of complexity.

Although I correctly surmised the murderer well before the ending, I think it is not so obvious and it really doesn't matter much because the carryings-on of these quirky people are so entertaining and so well lensed.

One thing I liked about the story is that there were not too many murders. Sometimes in this kind of story, the bodies just keep piling up. Here there's but two and an attempted third.


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