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Mystery at the Burlesque (1949)

Murder at the Windmill (original title)
A man watching a musical show at the Windmill theatre is shot apparently from the stage. The cast continues the performance so that the detective can solve the murder.

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Val Guest

Writer:

Val Guest (original screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Garry Marsh ... Detective Inspector
Jon Pertwee ... Detective Sergeant (as Jon Pertwer)
Jack Livesey ... Vivian Van Damm
Eliot Makeham ... Gimpy
Jimmy Edwards Jimmy Edwards ... Himself
Diana Decker Diana Decker ... Frankie
Donald Clive Donald Clive ... Donald
The Windmill Theatre Troupe The Windmill Theatre Troupe ... Performers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jill Anstey Jill Anstey ... Patsy
Peter Butterworth ... Police Constable
Ivan Craig Ivan Craig ... Policeman #2
Anita D'Ray Anita D'Ray ... Dancer
Pamela Deeming Pamela Deeming ... Pamela
Johnnie Gale Johnnie Gale ... Johnnie
Genine Graham Genine Graham ... Usherette
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A man watching a musical show at the Windmill theatre is shot apparently from the stage. The cast continues the performance so that the detective can solve the murder. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | Musical | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery at the Burlesque See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Angel Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Diana Decker and Donald Clive receive "introducing" credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Enchantment
(uncredited)
Music by Don Gillis
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
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Shot In The Very Front Row
16 February 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Murder most foul as Miss Marple would say has been done at the famous Windmill Theater in London. The famed theater for which a very ambitious Rita Hayworth wartime film Tonight And Every Night used as a model is the scene of a homicide. The victim sat in the very front row and was shot as forensics would have it right from the stage during the last performance.

The victim was a makeup salesman who was always trying to make a sale among the chorus girls of himself and his products. The only way that Inspector Garry Marsh and Sergeant Jon Pertwee can solve this thing if the show is run again. So the weary cast goes through its paces again after the last show.

Murder At The Windmill is an interesting if strange film. The rather thin murder plot is just an excuse to put on the Windmill revue for our benefit. The numbers are nice but not spectacular and the murderer is extremely obvious from the start.

The film's best asset are the incredibly patient Garry Marsh and his assistant Pertwee who seems to think that he will dazzle his superior with all kinds of arcane knowledge. Marsh just takes it all in stride.

Murder At The Windmill is a curious little film, more musical than murder.


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