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London Blackout Murders (1943)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 15 January 1943 (USA)
A man helps the authorities uncover a ring of murderous Nazi spies in wartime London.

Director:

George Sherman

Writer:

Curt Siodmak (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Abbott ... Jack Rawlings
Mary McLeod Mary McLeod ... Mary Tillet
Lloyd Corrigan ... Inspector Harris
Lester Matthews ... Oliver Madison
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Mrs. Pringle (as Anita Bolster)
Louis Borel Louis Borel ... Peter Dongen (as Louis Borell)
Billy Bevan ... Air Raid Warden
Lumsden Hare ... Supt. Neil
Frederick Worlock ... Eugene Caldwell (as Frederic Worlock)
Carl Harbord Carl Harbord ... George Sandleigh
Keith Hitchcock Keith Hitchcock ... Village Constable
Tom Stevenson Tom Stevenson ... Police Doctor
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Storyline

During the dark days of World War II, young Mary Tillet is bombed out of her home and forced to seek lodgings upstairs from a tobacconist. Her kindly but mysterious landlord, Jack Rawlings, attempts to transform the empty, web-strewn apartment into a home. After reading newspaper accounts of the "London Blackout Murders," Mary is plagued by dread. Is her landlord a hero, or a sinister assassin? Taken as a period piece, the movie is a gem that briskly portrays the effects of wartime shortages, women in the workplace, and the moral ambiguity inherent in life-or-death situations. Written by plot summary by floodmouse

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murder | nazi | spy | judge | courtroom | See All (26) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret Motive See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jack Rawlings: Please, George! Let's use a little discrimination. Murder loses it's exquisite message if it's used promiscuously.
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