Mr. Grodman was a respected superintendent at Scotland Yard until a mistake in an investigation caused the execution of an innocent man. He takes the blame and is dismissed, replaced by the obnoxious, gloating Buckley. Feeling vengeful, Grodman would like nothing more than to see Buckley look foolish on the job. His friend Victor Emmric, an artist with macabre tastes, wouldn't mind either and soon a mysterious murder occurs that may provide them with the chance.
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Did You Know?
Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre starred in 9 films together, 10 if you count their appearance as uncredited extras in This is Our Life. The first being The Maltese Falcon in 1941 and the last being The Verdict in 1946 See more
When Supt. Buckley is at the cemetery excavating Kendall's body; Both Emmric and Mrs. Benson show up. But Emmric and Mrs. Benson are civilians and the excavation is a police matter. The film does not explain how they found out about the excavation in the first place and why they were allowed to stay there. Even Grodman, a former Superintendent, had to get invited by Buckley. See more
It's a wretched night.
Supt. George Edward Grodman
Maybe it's only you who is wretched, Victor.
Version of The Perfect Crime
Give Me a Little Bit
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Joan Lorring See more