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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Cast overview:
Claire Dupin
Adolphe Le Bon
Phillipe Huron
Maud Rayer ...
Melle L'Espanaye
Maxence Mailfort ...
Inspector Alphonse
Fernand Guiot ...
Patrick Floersheim ...
The Sailor
Roger Lumont ...
Sergeant Marcel
Erick Desmarestz ...
Inspector Bec
Yvette Petit ...
Serge Ridoux ...
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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 <>

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A Morgue-utcai gyilkosság  »

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Phillipe Huron: Have you thought about him?
Auguste Dupin: And that's when I said he would not have stood for it. Suppose that unlike me,
Auguste Dupin: [Clearing his throat] he would not have allowed himself to be pensioned off without a battle.
Phillipe Huron: My thought precisely. I'm sorry, Gust.
Auguste Dupin: Don't feel badly. I often wonder why I accepted it without a fight. I've seemed to have lost all stamina - all forcefulness. Ted, my boy, you don't know what it's like not having a job without work.
Auguste Dupin: [Angrily] The humiliation! The uselessness! The fear of not ...
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A Fairly Faithful Adaptation of the Poe Tale
30 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A detective (George C. Scott) comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiancé (Neil Dickson) prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

I really enjoyed this film, and was surprised to see it was the only attempt to adapt the Poe tale since the 1930s (the one in the 1970s hardly counts as being remotely close to the source material). While I think some liberties were taken (my memory of the story is not perfect), it follows the general feel and does its best to keep the mystery going as long as it can.

And, indeed, that is what I enjoyed most about the film -- the mystery! How did the killer get in and out of the house? What was the motive? Why did he not want the gold coins? Even though I already knew the story, they successfully brought me along for the ride.

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