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Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  September 1971 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Film debut of Brooke Adams. 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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La Marseillaise
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Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Colorful but dull
11 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Players at a Paris theatre (run by Jason Robards) become victims of a masked murderer (Herbert Lom). I saw a brand new print of this so the colors were rich and strong...that's about it for compliments. The movie was very obviously filmed in Spain and has erratic performances (even by pros Robards and Lom). Leading lady Christine Kaufmann is a really terrible actress and keeps having the same stupid dream again and again and again and again etc etc. The film is slow-moving, repititious, has lousy make-up (Lom seems to be wearing the exact same face he had in "Phantom of the Opera" in 1964) and the most boring murders ever put on screen...no gore and very little blood. Stick with the 1932 Lugosi version.


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