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It Is Written in the Stars, Inspector Palmu (1962)

Tähdet kertovat, komisario Palmu. (original title)
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Joel Rinne ...
Matti Ranin ...
Leo Jokela ...
Helge Herala ...
Major Carl Gustaf Vadenblick
Esko Salminen ...
Ville Valkonen
Aino Mantsas ...
Mrs. Annika Vadenblick
Pentti Siimes ...
Journalist Nopsanen
Pia Hattara ...
Ms. Alli Pelkonen
Maija-Leena Soinne ...
Saara Pohjanvuori
Sointu Angervo ...
Chick
Orma Aunio ...
Arska
Jarkko Herala ...
Son of Vadenblick
Yrjö Ikonen ...
Mining counsellor Rainer Melkonen
Pentti Irjala ...
Drunk
Armas Jokio ...
Detective
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7 September 1962 (Finland)  »

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Stjärnorna, kommissarie Palmu, stjärnorna...  »

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FIM 23,685,217 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Maija-Leena Soinne. See more »

Quotes

Major Carl Gustaf Vadenblick: Aren't you the new rural police chief from the village?
Inspector Palmu: No, I am an old inspector from Helsinki.
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Another case to crack for Inspector Palmu

Ms. Alli Pelkonen's terrier finds a body from Tähtitorninmäki, that's thought to be a wino at first.But Inspector Palmu knows a little better.And yes, it was a murder.Tähdet Kertovat, Komisario Palmu (1962) is directed by Matti Kassila, as were all of these movies.This is the third Inspector Palmu movie.Mika Waltari worked on the script, and after that he came up with the novel, which I just finished reading.Both the book and the movie are great.There are some differences between those two, which is not a problem, of course.Joel Rinne does his Inspector Palmu once again brilliantly.Same thing with Matti Ranin as Toivo Virta.Leo Jokela makes a fantastic Kokki again.Esko Salminen is great as Ville Valkonen.Maija-Leena Soinne is wonderful as his sweetheart Saara Pohjanvuori.Helge Herala is quite amazing as Major Carl Gustav Vadenblick.His son Jarkko Herala, who died tragically at a young age, plays the son in his sole film role.Aino Mantsas does great work as Mrs. Annika Vadenblick.Pentti Siimes is superb as Journalist Nopsanen.You've got to like Pia Hattara as Ms. Alli Pelkonen.Sointu Angervo plays Chick.Pentti Irjala is Drunk.Armas Jokio plays the part of Detective.Ari Laine plays Policeman Alpio.Antti Litja is Son of Jakkarala.Tapani Perttu is Youngster in his debut movie.As Fredrik Nordberg is seen a certain Vilho Kekkonen, a tenor who's 103 years old today.This is the last movie he's done.This movie is 50 years old now, but it isn't dated.In this movie the humor works, as does the suspense part.I really enjoyed the scenes with Helge Herala.He makes a fantastic villain, a very right wing-type.All these first three Palmu movies are classics you should not miss.


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