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Lured (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery | 5 September 1947 (USA)
A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Sirk

Writers:

Leo Rosten (screenplay), Jacques Companéez (from a story by) (as Jacques Companeez) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Sanders ... Robert Fleming
Lucille Ball ... Sandra Carpenter
Charles Coburn ... Inspector Harley Temple
Boris Karloff ... Charles van Druten
Cedric Hardwicke ... Julian Wilde (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Joseph Calleia ... Dr. Nicholas Moryani
Alan Mowbray ... Lyle Maxwell
George Zucco ... Officer H. R. Barrett
Robert Coote ... Detective
Alan Napier ... Detective Gordon
Tanis Chandler ... Lucy Barnard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annette Warren Annette Warren ... Blonde Nightclub Singer (singing voice)
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Storyline

A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After a dancer disappears, the police enlist an American friend of hers, Sandra Carpenter, to answer advertisements in the personal columns, and lure the killer. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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She plays a lone hand against a lone wolf - who lured beautiful girls...to death! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acechada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michel Michelet wrote the music for this film and also for "Personal Column (1939)" (aka Personal Column), the 1939 French film of which it is a remake. See more »

Goofs

Despite the London setting and addresses the personal ads are all written in French. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Harley Temple: Miss Carpenter there will be danger... great danger. Are you afraid?
Sandra Carpenter: No, not yet!
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Crazy Credits

Instead of 'The End' the film finishes with 'Fin'. See more »

Connections

Version of Personal Column (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

You Stole My Peace of Mind
(uncredited)
Sung by an unidentified singer
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Lured/Pièges
27 October 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

As an user has pointed out,"lured" is the remake of Robert Siodmak's movie "Pièges" (1939) starring Marie Dea (Lucille Ball's part),Maurice Chevalier (Sanders' part) ,Erich Von Stroheim (Karloff's) and Pierre Renoir (Cedric Hardwicke's) Both versions are good.If ,like me,you've seen Siodmak's version first ,you'll probably find Sirk's work less interesting and vice versa . The differences between the treatments are minimal.

-George Sanders is a better choice than Maurice Chevalier ,cause we do believe he might be a serial killer,which is difficult with the French chanteur.

-On the other hand the scene featuring Boris Karloff is weaker than its French equivalent where Stroheim was more disturbing.

-In both movies,the weakest link is the part of the story where the heroine is a servant in a shady house.


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