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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.

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Mary McLeod ...
Mary Tillet
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Inspector Harris
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Oliver Madison
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Mrs. Pringle (as Anita Bolster)
Louis Borel ...
Peter Dongen (as Louis Borell)
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Air Raid Warden
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Supt. Neil
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Eugene Caldwell (as Frederic Worlock)
Carl Harbord ...
George Sandleigh
Keith Hitchcock ...
Village Constable
Tom Stevenson ...
Police Doctor
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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) »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

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Secret Motive  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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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