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Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961)
"Kaasua, komisario Palmu!" (original title)

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Leo Jokela ...
Elina Salo ...
Kirsti Skrof
Pentti Siimes ...
Kurt Kuurna
Saulo Haarla ...
Kaarle Lankela
Risto Mäkelä ...
Preacher Mustapää
Henny Valjus ...
Mrs. Alma Skrof
Aino Mantsas ...
Iiri Salmia
Toivo Mäkelä ...
Judge Lanne
Pehr-Olof Sirén ...
Doctor (as Per-Olof Sirén)
Pia Hattara ...
Ms. Hallamaa
Rauha Rentola ...
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Kullervo Kalske ...
Police Officer Ara
Esko Mannermaa ...
Deputy Chief Hakanen
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In Mika Waltari's original novel, Kaarlo Lankela is an airplane-pilot, but in the film he is a rally driver. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Hallamaa: I smell the odor of gas.
Janitor's wife: What?
Ms. Hallamaa: At the stairs! I smell the odor of gas at the stairs.
Janitor: Gas! No, it is not the odor of gas!
[to his wife]
Janitor: Or did you smell it?
Janitor's wife: No, it is just the drainpipes that are broken.
Ms. Hallamaa: No, I'm sure that it is the odor of gas.
Janitor: That old woman, that old woman upstairs. She doesn't have the drainpipes repaired, because she is so stingy.
Ms. Hallamaa: What ever you say, this is the smell of gas!
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Great Finnish detective movie!
7 July 2002 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

"Kaasua, komisario Palmu!" is based on Mika Waltari´s novel "Kuka murhasi rouva Skrofin". Palmu-movies are Finnish classics filled with great actors. The movie is a typical murder mystery case. In the beginning of the movie rich old lady is found dead in her apartment. What first looks like an accidential death (gas leaking from the stove) turns out to be a murder. There are of course several suspects, all with good motives to kill the old lady.

For me Joel Rinne as Palmu is a great actor and his character has something in common with Peter Falk´s Columbo. Palmu has a sharp mind but also a sharp tongue. He is sarcastic and his colleagues sometimes feel this. Palmu´s motto is "the murderer always makes one mistake". Brilliant acting from Rinne.

By far the best actor in Palmu-movies is detective Kokki played by Leo Jokela. Jokela was a great Finnish actor who played in many Finnish movies such as "Ala nuolase". He almost literally steals every scene in which he is. Sad thing that Finnish movie scene does not have such actors anymore.

All in all, "Kaasua, komisario Palmu!" is the best Palmu-movie and everyone who has the chance to watch it, should do so. I give 9/10.


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