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Frenzy (1945)

Latin Quarter (original title)
A seance is held to discover the whereabouts, and the killer, of a sculptor's wife.

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Pierre Mille (play) (as Pierre Mills), Vernon Sewell | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derrick De Marney ... Charles Garrie
Frederick Valk Frederick Valk ... Dr. Ivan Krasner
Beresford Egan Beresford Egan ... Anton Minetti
Joan Greenwood ... Christine Minetti
Joan Seton Joan Seton ... Lucille Lindbeck
Lily Kann Lily Kann ... Maria (as Lilly Kann)
Martin Miller ... Morgue Keeper
Valentine Dyall ... Prefecture of Police
Gerhard Kempinski Gerhard Kempinski ... Sergeant of Police (as Kempinski)
Espinosa Espinosa ... Ballet Master
Margaret Clarke Margaret Clarke ... Ballet Mistress
Bruce Winston Bruce Winston ... Jo-Jo
Anthony Hawtrey Anthony Hawtrey ... The Specialist
Rachel Brodbrar Rachel Brodbrar ... Country Girl
Sybille Binder ... Mme. Cordova, Medium (as Sybilla Binder)
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A seance is held to discover the whereabouts, and the killer, of a sculptor's wife.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenzy See more »

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Production Co:

British National Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Kraft Mystery Theater: House of Mystery (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Music by Franz Liszt
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Finally Stayed Awake
13 March 2008 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

Yes this has a novel ending but it cannot escape the accusation of being a filmed play and so suffers from wordy, static indoor scenes.I have tried several times to watch it to the end but found myself dozing off halfway through (danger of watching after a nice boozy lunch!).Derick de Marnay is credited as associate producer of "Latin Quarter" and plays the leading role of Charles the sculptor.I also have him on video in "Young and Innocent" (1938) directed by Hitchcock and on DVD in "Sleeping Car to Trieste" (1948) in which he was better.

I was intrigued to see Frederick Valk again here playing the doctor.His most notable role was as the German Kommandant in "The Colditz Story" (1955).I found "Latin Quarter" a little too melodramatic for my taste but was genuinely surprised to see that Joan Littlewood could dance ballet so well as it is not something that can be faked by an actor like playing a musical instrument.Overall I rated it 6/10.


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