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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

Writers:

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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Genres:

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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Referenced in Vampire Boys (2011) See more »

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Box office casting
30 March 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

For his second film following service in the Coast Guard during World War II, Victor Mature takes the male lead role in a Victorian Gothic murder mystery Moss Rose. In this English setting Americans Victor Mature, Vincent Price and Ethel Barrymore are cast. Only Mature fell back on that old standby to make Americans players Canadian to explain the lack of British accent.

Mature's part calls on him to be properly menacing and romantic to social climbing Peggy Cummins who suspects he murdered her friend to get out of an embarrassing entanglement as he is set to wed the socially prominent Patricia Medina. But Cummins is also intrigued by his upper class living and she a chorus girl in a music hall show as was her late friend decided to impose herself on Mature and mother Ethel Barrymore on their country estate where the Moss Rose seems to flourish with the tender loving care of Barrymore and the estate gardener.

Vincent Price and Rhys Williams are the Scotland Yard detectives on the homicide case and they have another before the film is over and almost a third. Mature was the box office for this film and it was why he was cast in the male lead, but truly Price would have been a lot better in the role.

Moss Rose does maintain a nice brooding atmosphere throughout and the best performance in the film is that of Ethel Barrymore. But I can't say more.


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