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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... See more »

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Robert Fleming
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Sandra Carpenter
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Inspector Harley Temple
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Charles van Druten
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Julian Wilde (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Dr. Nicholas Moryani
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Lyle Maxwell
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Officer H. R. Barrett
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Detective
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Detective Gordon
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Lucy Barnard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annette Warren ...
Blonde Nightclub Singer (singingVoice)
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Nelson (uncredited)
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Concertgoer (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ...
Police Criminologist (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ...
Wilberforce (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Pierre the Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Matilda (uncredited)
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Sir Charles (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Concertgoer in Lobby (uncredited)
Jack Deery ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Medical Examiner (uncredited)
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Fleming's Butler (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ...
Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Alex Frazer ...
Prof Harkness (uncredited)
Mary Jane French ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Concertgoer (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ...
Concertgoer (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Charles (uncredited)
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Harry Milton (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Old Man at Concert Asking for Whiskey (uncredited)
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Robert's Rejected Girlfriend (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ...
Dowager Shushing Fleming at Concert (uncredited)
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Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Mike - Nightclub Bartender (uncredited)
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Blonde Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
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Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Concertgoer in Lobby (uncredited)
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Club Patron (uncredited)
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Oswald Pickering (uncredited)
John Rice ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Asst. Medical Examiner (uncredited)
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Mrs. Miller (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ...
Ticket Booth Clerk (uncredited)
Florence Wix ...
Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by

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Douglas Sirk

Written by

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Leo Rosten ... (screenplay)
 
Jacques Companéez ... (from a story by) (as Jacques Companeez) &
Ernst Neubach ... (from a story by) (as Ernest Neuville) &
Simon Gantillon ... (from a story by)

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Henry S. Kesler ... associate producer (as Henry Kesler)
James Nasser ... producer
Hunt Stromberg ... executive producer

Music by

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Michel Michelet

Cinematography by

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William H. Daniels ... director of photography (as William Daniels)

Film Editing by

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John M. Foley

Editorial Department

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James E. Newcom ... supervising film editor

Production Design by

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Nicolai Remisoff

Art Direction by

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Nicolai Remisoff

Costume Design by

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Elois Jenssen ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Don L. Cash ... makeup artist (as Don Cash)
Josephine Sweeney ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Clarence Eurist ... assistant director

Art Department

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Victor Greene ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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John R. Carter ... sound (as John Carter)
Joseph I. Kane ... sound (as Joe Kane)
H. Connors ... sound (uncredited)

Music Department

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David Chudnow ... music supervisor
Herschel Burke Gilbert ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Hunt Stromberg ... presenter
Ramsay Hill ... technical advisor (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Don't answer this ad... Don't... don't... don't... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Personal Column (United Kingdom)
  • Des filles disparaissent (France)
  • El asesino poeta (Spain)
  • Соблазненный (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Nimetön uhkaus (Finland)
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  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The title was changed to "Personal Column" midway through the original U.S. theatrical release because staff at the Production Code Administration thought the word "lured" sounded too much like "lurid". Director Douglas Sirk felt the title change confused potential audiences and led to the film's box-office failure. See more »
Goofs There are no lenses in Sir Cedric Hardwicke's eye glasses. In the library scene this is very noticeable. When Charles Coburn puts on his glasses the lenses are easily seen and they reflect light, unlike the pair Sir Cedric is wearing. See more »
Movie Connections Features Murder in the Night (1939). See more »
Soundtracks All for Love See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits - a flashlight pans along the side of a building, and the credits are written on the side of the wall. See more »
Quotes Sandra Carpenter: What is it tonight? A sweepstakes for zombies? I hope you two will be very happy.
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