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A Case for PC 49 (1951)

PC 49 grapples with a beautiful artist's model in a case involving the murder of a millionaire.

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Cast overview:
Brian Reece ... Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby
... Joan Carr
... Della Dainton
... Victor Palantine
Gordon McLeod ... Inspector Wilson
Campbell Singer ... Sgt. Wright
Jack Stewart ... Cutler
Michael Balfour ... Chubby Price
... George Steele
Joan Seton ... Elsie
Edna Morris ... Mrs. Bott
... Desk Sergeant
Frank Hawkins ... Police Sergeant
John Barry ... Pewter
John Warren ... Coffee Dan
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PC 49 grapples with a beautiful artist's model in a case involving the murder of a millionaire.

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Campbell Singer took over the role of Sergeant Wright from Eric Phillips who played the part on the radio and in the previous film. See more »


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Oh! You Beautiful Doll
Music by Nat Ayer
Lyrics by A. Seymour Brown
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A Case for Della Dainton
10 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Fashion model Christine Norden gets a threatening letter from an old boyfriend, so Reece gets sent in to guard her in plain clothes and witnesses his death .... or does he? Reece's girlfriend, Joy Shelton, has her doubts, and pursues the case, and opens a can of worms.

For the first half of the movie, it seems like it's half silly and half stupid, but there are enough bits to let the viewer know that something else is going on, and there's a pretty good twist two-thirds of the way through. Although PC 49 is a kind-hearted lummox, and clearly incompetent to be more than a beat bobby, Miss Shelton makes a pretty good tec at the end. The final confrontation also has some fine noirish cinematography by Walter J. Harvey, It's never more than a second feature, but it's a satisfying example, with lots of plot and good camera-work -- although whoever chose the stock music didn't think too hard about the choices.


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