A ghost called Vita Frun (White Lady) is accused of several murders. Detective Hillman is contacted to resolve the case.

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A ghost called Vita Frun (White Lady) is accused of several murders. Detective Hillman is contacted to resolve the case.

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Ghostly lady in white is a murder suspect
25 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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