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Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

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Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Cesar Charron
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Rene Marot
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Madeleine Charron
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Inspector Vidocq
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Genevre
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Pierre Triboulet
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Mrs. Charron
Peter Arne ...
Aubert
Rosalind Elliot ...
Gabrielle
Marshall Jones ...
Luigi Orsini
María Martín ...
Madam Adolphe
Ruth Plattes ...
Orsini's Assistant
Rafael Hernández ...
Member of Repertory Company
Pamela McInnes ...
Member of Repertory Company
Sally Longley ...
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In Paris, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Cesar Charron owns a theater at the Rue Morgue where he performs the play "Murders in the Rue Morgue" with his wife Madeleine Charron, who has dreadful nightmares. When there are several murders by acid of people connected to Cesar, the prime suspect of Inspector Vidocq would be Cesar's former partner Rene Marot. But Marot murdered Madeleine's mother many years ago and committed suicide immediately after. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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LOVE and MURDER are the two consuming passions of the Rue Morgue!


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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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September 1971 (USA)  »

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Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jason Robards thought he was miscast in this project. See more »

Goofs

When the murderer flees the theatre after the death of Erik at the start, it is obviously a stuntman, rather than Herbert Lom, who jumps over the fence. See more »

Quotes

Rene Marot: Yes, Madeleine. There stands the axe-man of your dreams.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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La Marseillaise
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Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Sung in the theatre
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Boring and Dull Movie with Terrible Screenplay and Wooden Performances
30 August 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Cesar Charron (Jason Robards) owns a theater at the Rue Morgue where he performs the play "Murders in the Rue Morgue" with his wife Madeleine Charron (Christine Kaufmann), who has dreadful nightmares.

When there are several murders by acid of people connected to Cesar, the prime suspect of Inspector Vidocq (Adolfo Celi) would be Cesar's former partner Rene Marot (Herbert Lom). But Marot murdered Madeleine's mother (Lilli Palmer) many years ago and committed suicide immediately after.

"Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a boring and dull movie with terrible screenplay and wooden performances. There are many clichés; rip-off of scenes and concepts from "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Sherlock Holmes" and Christine Kaufmann is awful in the lead role. There is one terrible dreamlike scene where Madeleine looks to her dress before jumping into the carriage. My vote is four.

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