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The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Horror  |  7 December 1986 (USA)
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A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

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Claire Dupin
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Adolphe Le Bon
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Phillipe Huron
Maud Rayer ...
Melle L'Espanaye
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Inspector Alphonse
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Dupar
Patrick Floersheim ...
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Sergeant Marcel
Erick Desmarestz ...
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Yvette Petit ...
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The mysterious and grisly murders of a mother and daughter leave police investigators puzzled. Few clues were left behind. The killer could not have fled via the windows as they were nailed shut. Nor was the killer observed leaving by neighbors. It seems the only person with the skills to solve the crime is Auguste Dupin, who has been released from the police department by the new prefect. After much persuasion from his daughter, whose fiance is charged with the crime, Dupin begins to investigate the case on his own, and puts together quite an interesting scenario in solving the crime. Written by Sooz <sumaree@inetnebr.com>

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A Morgue-utcai gyilkosság  »

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Auguste Dupin: [awakened while playing chess] Oh, dear!
[clears his throat and looks at the board]
Auguste Dupin: Did I miss that? Am I losing my concentration as well as everything else?
[laughs]
Claire Dupin: You were asleep, Father?
Auguste Dupin: That's no excuse for incompetence. I used to be able to sleep and think at the same time.
[laughs ironically and then adds introspectively]
Auguste Dupin: I was famous for it.
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"Nothing comes before chess, my dear".
14 June 2014 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Edgar Allan Poe's story sees another adaptation in this 80s made-for-TV outing starring some names in George C Scott, Rebecca De Mornay and Val Kilmer. It's diverting, but very unexceptional and stagy in the details. In honesty it's the strong performances that really carry this one, especially a stalwart Scott and a headstrong De Mornay. How the cast worked of each other kept me glued. Some atmospherics are etched out nicely, with fitting period details of a turn of a century Paris and there's a dark, grim air lurking about. The deaths happen off screen, but there's something ghastly about them and that's mainly due to its effective use of sound. However the story is all about the investigation/mystery of two murdered women and it's somewhat stiff in its execution of it. Even with the script throwing around ideas, theories in its quest to uncover the motive of the puzzling deaths it just fared as a typical crime plot of outrageous circumstances. Still at least it didn't find itself getting distracted by certain sub-plots. Earnest entertainment.


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