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The Model Murder Case (1963)

Girl in the Headlines (original title)
When a beautiful girl is murdered, Inspector Birkett finds that she had some famous friends who don't want publicity.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Insp. Birkett
Sgt. Saunders
Mrs. Gray
Perlita Barker
Jordan Barker
Peter Arne ...
Hammond Barker
Lindy Birkett
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Maude Klein
Robert Harris ...
William Lamotte
Duncan Macrae ...
Zena Walker ...
Mildred Birkett
David Dane
Alan White ...
Insp. Blackwell
Martin Boddey ...


When a beautiful girl is murdered, Inspector Birkett finds that she had some famous friends who don't want publicity.

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Release Date:

10 May 1965 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Model Murder Case  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)
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Plodding Around
3 April 2008 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film has recently surfaced on Movies4Men.It is the sort of police drama that would be the support to some big American film at the Odeon or ABC.Ian hendry who stars in this ,should really have become a big star,but his career spiraled downward in the seventies mainly due to his drinking which eventually killed him at a very early age.I in fact saw him in a sorry state in a pub in Golders Green Road.The film is really a bit of a mess.There are too many suspects with lots of red herrings.the murderer is rather unlikely with no clues given as to the killers identity.The detectives always just get home when the phone rings and they have to go out again.You just wonder at the great overtime bills they must be clocking up.They literally plod around crime scenes picking up items willy nilly in a way that could easily wipe any prints.Clearly no SOCO at that time.Ronald Fraser plays the slightly comic detective.However i have to say that all this film induced in me was sleep.

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