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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 ...
Member of Repertory Company
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Storyline

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

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The use of a stunt-double for Lom is also obvious in the fight-scene with Robards in which Robards punches Lom and sends him crashing into a table. See more »

Quotes

Rene Marot: Confess. Let me hear the truth, Cesar. Confess.
Cesar Charron: Yes, I killed her. I killed her.
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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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A bit of a bad dream.
2 September 2004 | by (Stockton, England) – See all my reviews

Not a straight remake of the classic Poe tale, more an odd mixture of `The Phantom Of The Opera' (Herbert Lom is effectively reprising his Hammer Phantom), `Theatre of Death' and Poe's familiar themes of premature burial, `Murders In The Rue Morgue' is an experiment which does not quite work.

Partly this is down to Chris Wicking's script, not best known for his narrative clarity, here he reaches it a new low, with a script obscure in the extreme (at several points it seems to contradict itself). He is not helped by Hessler's direction, the strengths showed in the earlier `Scream And Scream Again' seem to have disappeared, and replaced by sheer shoddiness (some of the murders are very badly staged). A more imaginative director was needed to compensate for the script, especially in the case of the repetitive dream sequences which pepper the film.

By this time Vincent Price had jumped ship and was replaced by Jason Robards Jnr. An odd choice, as aside from being too contemporary for this period setting, he is also, dare I say it, too good an actor for this material. It really needed an actor, who like Price, had a strong sense of irony. As a result Robards just looks flat. Lom comes across much better, but again ham-fisted direction by Hessler sometimes makes him look absurd (the worst offender is when Lom follows Robards; it's staged so badly that a blind man would have noticed Lom).

It's a mess, but despite its many faults it is entertaining enough, the frustrating thing about it is that you get the feeling that given a better script and a more imaginative director (and Vincent Price instead of Robards) this movie could have been very good indeed.


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