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Homicide for Three (1948)

On their honeymoon,a young navy officer and his wife are having difficulties in finding a hotel room in Los Angeles until a lady lends them her suite. There, they receive a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director:

George Blair

Writers:

Hugh Wheeler (novel) (as Patrick Quentin), Richard W. Webb (novel) (as Patrick Quentin) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Warren Douglas ... Lt. Peter Duluth
Audrey Long ... Iris Duluth - aka Mona Crawford
Grant Withers ... Joe Hatch - aka Bruno Rose
Lloyd Corrigan ... Emmanuel Catt
Stephanie Bachelor ... Collette Rose - aka Madam Colette
George Lynn ... Bill Daggett - aka Ludwig Rose
Tala Birell ... Rita Brown
Benny Baker ... Timothy - Cab Driver
Joseph Crehan ... Capt. Webb
Sid Tomack Sid Tomack ... Cab Driver
Dick Elliott ... Doorman
Eddie Dunn Eddie Dunn ... Circus Doorman
John Newland ... Desk Clerk
Billy Curtis ... Billy Curtis - Midget
Patsy Moran ... Maid
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On their honeymoon,a young navy officer and his wife are having difficulties in finding a hotel room in Los Angeles until a lady lends them her suite. There, they receive a mysterious telephone call warning them of a murder that is about to be committed. After finding two dead women they hire two private detectives to help them. They learn that the third woman marked for death is the woman who lent them her hotel suite. She is the aerial artist at a circus and the other two women were her friends. The police arrive and arrest the navy officer and his wife, and two clowns who were attempting to kill the aerial performer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Interrupted Honeymoon See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Rather dumb....
29 December 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Homicide for Three" is a brainless mystery B-movie. It tries to be funny (but it isn't) and it tries to be an engaging mystery (but it isn't). It just comes off as an incredibly forced low-budget film--one which never once seems plausible or interesting. And, even if the acting was better (and occasionally it's pretty bad), the writing is so poor that the actors haven't got a chance.

The film begins with a very frisky young married couple searching all over town for a hotel room--but with no success. So far, this looks like the makings of a sexy comedy....but no such luck. A bit later, when they are trying to get a room, a woman overhears them and offers them her room. From here on, it's a lot like "Date Night" when a murder occurs and they pair are possibly implicated. Through it all they have a 'detective' who helps them...and pretty much everyone but them knows what will happen next.

The bottom line is that the film is stale, silly and full of BAZILLIONS of plot holes. Why didn't they go to the police? Why would two idiots think they could investigate a murder ring?! Huh?!?! Dumb....very dumb. And, during the film my daughter kept begging me to turn it off. I wish I'd listened to her.


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