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The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu (1962)

Tähdet kertovat, komisario Palmu. (original title)
Inspector Palmu investigates the death of an old astronomer, whose body is found on Helsinki's Observatory Hill, but the investigation is complicated by the media's spreading of false information concerning the case.

Director:

Matti Kassila

Writers:

Matti Kassila, Mika Waltari (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Rinne ... Palmu
Matti Ranin Matti Ranin ... Virta
Leo Jokela ... Kokki
Helge Herala ... Carl Gustaf Vadenblick
Esko Salminen ... Ville Valkonen
Aino Mantsas Aino Mantsas ... Annika Vadenblick
Pentti Siimes ... Nopsanen
Pia Hattara Pia Hattara ... Alli Pelkonen
Maija-Leena Soinne Maija-Leena Soinne ... Saara Pohjanvuori
Sointu Angervo Sointu Angervo ... Pimu
Orma Aunio Orma Aunio ... Arska
Jarkko Herala Jarkko Herala ... Vadenblickien poika
Yrjö Ikonen Yrjö Ikonen ... Rainer Melkonen
Pentti Irjala Pentti Irjala ... Äijä
Armas Jokio Armas Jokio ... Etsivä
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Inspector Palmu investigates the death of an old astronomer, whose body is found on Helsinki's Observatory Hill, but the investigation is complicated by the media's spreading of false information concerning the case.

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Trivia

The homicide took place on 19th of May 1962. The tabloid where homicide is established dates to 20th of May. See more »

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Major Carl Gustaf Vadenblick: Aren't you the new rural police chief from the village?
Inspector Palmu: No, I am an old inspector from Helsinki.
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Follows Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961) See more »

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Another case to crack for Inspector Palmu
13 June 2012 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Ms. Alli Pelkonen's terrier finds a body from Tähtitorninmäki, that's thought to be a wino at first.But Inspector Palmu knows a little better.And yes, it was a murder.Tähdet Kertovat, Komisario Palmu (1962) is directed by Matti Kassila, as were all of these movies.This is the third Inspector Palmu movie.Mika Waltari worked on the script, and after that he came up with the novel, which I just finished reading.Both the book and the movie are great.There are some differences between those two, which is not a problem, of course.Joel Rinne does his Inspector Palmu once again brilliantly.Same thing with Matti Ranin as Toivo Virta.Leo Jokela makes a fantastic Kokki again.Esko Salminen is great as Ville Valkonen.Maija-Leena Soinne is wonderful as his sweetheart Saara Pohjanvuori.Helge Herala is quite amazing as Major Carl Gustav Vadenblick.His son Jarkko Herala, who died tragically at a young age, plays the son in his sole film role.Aino Mantsas does great work as Mrs. Annika Vadenblick.Pentti Siimes is superb as Journalist Nopsanen.You've got to like Pia Hattara as Ms. Alli Pelkonen.Sointu Angervo plays Chick.Pentti Irjala is Drunk.Armas Jokio plays the part of Detective.Ari Laine plays Policeman Alpio.Antti Litja is Son of Jakkarala.Tapani Perttu is Youngster in his debut movie.As Fredrik Nordberg is seen a certain Vilho Kekkonen, a tenor who's 103 years old today.This is the last movie he's done.This movie is 50 years old now, but it isn't dated.In this movie the humor works, as does the suspense part.I really enjoyed the scenes with Helge Herala.He makes a fantastic villain, a very right wing-type.All these first three Palmu movies are classics you should not miss.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

7 September 1962 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Stjärnorna, kommissarie Palmu, stjärnorna... See more »

Filming Locations:

Ullanlinna, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM23,685,217 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Fennada-Filmi See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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