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Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961)

Kaasua, komisario Palmu! (original title)
A rich widow is found dead of gas poisoning in her flat in Helsinki. First the death is thought to be an accident, but lieutenant Palmu notices that the murderer has made a mistake, and ... See full summary »

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Matti Ranin ...
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Elina Salo ...
Kirsti Skrof
Pentti Siimes ...
Kurt Kuurna
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Kaarle Lankela
Risto Mäkelä ...
Preacher Mustapää
Henny Valjus ...
Mrs. Alma Skrof
Aino Mantsas ...
Iiri Salmia
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Judge Lanne
Pehr-Olof Sirén ...
Doctor (as Per-Olof Sirén)
Pia Hattara ...
Ms. Hallamaa
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Sister Anna
Kullervo Kalske ...
Police Officer Ara
Esko Mannermaa ...
Deputy Chief Hakanen
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A rich widow is found dead of gas poisoning in her flat in Helsinki. First the death is thought to be an accident, but lieutenant Palmu notices that the murderer has made a mistake, and Palmu and his assistants Kokki and Virta start an investigation into who has broken into the apartment through the balcony door and opened the gas tap when Mrs. Skrof was sleeping.

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15 September 1961 (Finland)  »

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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 »

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Detective Toivo Virta: [voiceover] Of course it was a murder. Otherwise they wouldn't call the Criminal Investigation Police. And no-one forgets to switch off the gas.
Inspector Palmu: It was not a murder.
Detective Toivo Virta: I didn't say anything like that.
Detective Toivo Virta: No, but you THOUGHT!
Detective Toivo Virta: If Inspector had even a little bit of imagination...
Inspector Palmu: ...I would cut it off. Or leave my job.
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Film full of humor and excitement
2 June 2003 | by (Oulu, Finland) – See all my reviews

Director Matti Kassila made four Palmu films, and this one is the best. If this had been filmed in an English speaking country, it would have been a worldwide success. Especially I enjoy the work of two actors: artist Kurt Kuurna played by Pentti Siimes and assistant Kokki played by Leo Jokela. Unfortunately Palmu films are not yet available on DVD, but hopefully we'll see a change on that in the near future.


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