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Kurt Kuurna
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Kaarle Lankela
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Iiri Salmia
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Kullervo Kalske ...
Police Officer Ara
Esko Mannermaa ...
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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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Gas, Inspector Palmu!  »

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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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Frans J. Palmu: Oh, by the way: Where were you last night between 11pm and 12pm?
Judge Lanne: Me? I was at my club. I left after 12 pm.
Frans J. Palmu: What is the name of your club?
Judge Lanne: The Silent Pole Vaulters Club.
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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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