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A model is murdered at a famous fashion house and the Hillmans start to investigate. Kajsa Hillman is employed as a model and discovers that several people had motives to kill the model who... See full summary »
On a tourist trip abroad the passengers on the coach witness an assassination attempt on the President Hurkas. One of the tourists has evidence against the perpetrators, and is killed when ... See full summary »
The third film adaptation of Selma Lagerlöf's novel. The drinker David Holm gets killed right on the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. He will now face the death coachman, which happens to be his old friend.
David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a ... See full summary »
A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer, and when her boyfriend tries to discover who the ... See full summary »
When private eye John Hillman is on assignment in London his wife Kajsa visits the Army's riding school at Strömsholm, Sweden. She gets involved in the strange murder of the Blue Rider. Unknown to everyone at Strömsholm.
Director Arne Mattsson made 5 movies involving detective John Hillman (Karl-Arne Holmsten) and his comic sidekick Freddie (Nils Hallberg). They are "Damen i svart" (1958), "The Mannequin in Red" (1958), "Ryttare i blått" (Rider in Blue) (1959), "Lady in White" (1962) (Vita Frun), and "The Yellow Car" (1963).
My comments on "Damen i svart" and "The Mannequin in Red" pretty much apply to this movie, "Lady in White". The nature of the screenplays are similar. Instead of a detective in peril who pushes the investigation along, the script focuses on the members of the household and those nearby. This plays to the popularity of the players, who would be better known to the Swedish audience than to an international audience. The exception here is Nils Asther. The cinematography here is back to black and white so as to again exploit noir lighting. This entry revolves around an inheritance, and the effect of that is to make the story like a toned down Edgar Wallace krimi. The setting of a manor house with a crypt and a nearby swamp is similar to elements of "Damen i svart".
This is leisurely entertainment. I think it is the kind of movie that one can return to because of its flavorful cast and settings as well as its elliptical character, never quite saying out loud what some things we see and hear mean, and thereby adding elements of mystery.
The ending of this film is very good.
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