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The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  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
Maxence Mailfort ...
Inspector Alphonse
Fernand Guiot ...
Dupar
Patrick Floersheim ...
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Roger Lumont ...
Sergeant Marcel
Erick Desmarestz ...
Inspector Bec
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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7 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Auguste Dupin: For 42 years I went into battle with every case that was put before me. The solution of a crime made my blood pump. I thought it was my reason for living. Nothing came before my work. Nothing! When my wife died, I was out sorting for buttons from a dead man's shirt. I never regretted it. Never once! I had a higher calling. An honorable cause. The public trust! Hmmm. I thought it was my life. I let it become my life, and I'm a fool because of it! I can no more consult with you than apologize to ...
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Excellent TV movie
26 August 2002 | by (Columbus OH) – See all my reviews

I checked this out last night from our Library. I was more than a little surprised by how good it was. I hadn't read Rue Morgue since I was in 6th grade, so I didn't remember the plot. This seems to have upset a few people, since apparently the movie didn't follow the plot of the original story. I truly enjoyed it and if hadn't been for the segways I wouldn't have known it was made for TV. It looked great and is by far one of the best made for TV movies I've ever seen...especially given that it was made in 1986. George C Scott is always such a presence on screen. If you get a chance please watch in on VHS instead of TV with all the commercial breaks. You could probably find it at a library..if you live in a metro area.


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