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Dr. Crippen (1963)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  3 June 1966 (Finland)
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The real-life story of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, who was hanged in London in 1910 for poisoning his wife so he could be with his young lover. But was he truly guilty of murder?

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R.D. Muir (as Sir Donald Wolfit)
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Captain McKenzie
John Arnatt ...
Chief Inspector Dew
Paul Carpenter ...
Bruce Martin
Oliver Johnston ...
Lord Chief Justice
John Lee ...
Harry Fawcett
Olga Lindo ...
Mrs. Clara Arditti
Elspeth March ...
Mrs. Jackson
Geoffrey Toone ...
Mr. Tobin
Edward Underdown ...
The Prison Governor
Douglas Bradley-Smith ...
Dr. Pepper
Hamilton Dyce ...
Dr. Rogers
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A dramatization of Britain's notorious Crippen murder case. American-born Hawley Harvey Crippen (nicknamed "Peter"), a mild-mannered, middle-aged doctor who made his living in London selling quack remedies, was convicted and hanged in 1910 for poisoning his wife, Belle, dismembering her body and burying the remains in the coal cellar of their home before fleeing England with his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, only to be arrested aboard ship while en route to North America. The movie opens with the start of Crippen's trial in the Old Bailey; flashbacks provide a look at the misery of Crippen's marriage to the overbearing Belle, a failed music-hall performer with an eye for younger men, and how Crippen found true love in the person of his young secretary, until events reached their dreadful climax. That Crippen caused his wife's death, there is little doubt, but this movie wonders: Was it a deliberate act? Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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The crime of the century! Was he really guilty? See more »

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3 June 1966 (Finland)  »

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Final film of Olga Lindo. See more »

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I'm Not a One Man Woman
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Music by Ken Jones
Lyrics by Dominic John
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Stuffy, Talky, and Confined
16 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Rather Dry and Low-Key Re-Telling of the Infamous Real-Life 1910 Case involving a Prominent Doctor, a Domineering and Battle-Axe of a Wife, an Attractive Mistress, and a Grisly Murder and Dismemberment. The "Good" Doctor was Tried and Hanged, but like so many of these Cases, the Jury, at least Publicly, is Still Out.

This Movie is a Well Cast, Talky, Claustrophobic Story that Attains a British, Stuffy, Tone and never Varies. It is Compelling, if not a Top-Notch, Thriller or Mystery Who-Done-It or Courtroom Drama. The Film just sort of Whispers its way from one Scene to Another with just Enough Intrigue to keep one Interested.

Nicholas Roeg's Cinematography is Crisp but Confined and it is the Performances that Grip this True Story and make it Involving with Samantha Eger and Donald Pleasence Standing Out, but Everyone Contributes to this Somewhat Creepy, Fireside, True-Crime, Turn of the Century Tale.


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