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Moss Rose (1947)

Set in turn-of-the-century London, a woman trying to solve the mystery of a friend's murder finds that she may be the next victim.

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Gregory Ratoff

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Niven Busch (adaptation), Jules Furthman | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peggy Cummins ... Belle Adair aka Rose Lynton
Victor Mature ... Michael Drego
Ethel Barrymore ... Lady Margaret Drego
Vincent Price ... Police Inspector R. Clinner
Margo Woode Margo Woode ... Daisy Arrow
George Zucco ... Craxton - the butler
Patricia Medina ... Audrey Ashton
Rhys Williams ... Deputy Inspector Evans
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Set in turn-of-the-century London, a woman trying to solve the mystery of a friend's murder finds that she may be the next victim.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rosas Trágicas See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 8, 1947 with Victor Mature and Ethel Barrymore reprising their film roles. See more »

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Moss Rose and Joseph Shearing
31 December 2016 | by PrairieCalSee all my reviews

Various internet sources state that the film "Moss Rose" was based on the Joseph Shearing novel, "The Crime of Laura Sarelle." This is simply not true as any reading of that novel will clearly show. The 1947 film "Moss Rose" was based on the 1934 Joseph Shearing Novel, "Moss Rose." And although the film plot varies greatly from the novel, the basic story is quite similar and many of the same character names were used in the film. The novel was based on the 1872 murder of a London prostitute, well before Jack the Ripper appeared on the scene.

Incidentally, Joseph Shearing was one of many pen names used by Marjorie Bowen (another pen name) who was born Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell and later married Arthur L. Long. She wrote many thrillers, romances, and novels of the supernatural, all under various pen names.

In any event, the film "Moss Rose" exudes Victorian/Edwardian atmosphere and suspense and is well worth watching. Truly, they don't make them like this any more.


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