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Bombay Waterfront (1952)

Paul Temple Returns (original title)
The Temples investigate a series of gruesome murders attributed to a mysterious figure known as "The Marquis".

Director:

Maclean Rogers

Writer:

Francis Durbridge (based on the Paul Temple stories by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bentley John Bentley ... Paul Temple
Patricia Dainton ... Steve
Grey Blake Grey Blake ... Storey
Peter Gawthorne Peter Gawthorne ... Sir Graham Forbes
Valentine Dyall ... Bradley
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Slater
Arthur Hill ... Cranmer Guest
Christopher Lee ... Sir Felix Raybourne
Andreas Malandrinos Andreas Malandrinos ... Sammy Wren (as Andrea Malandrinos)
Dan Jackson Dan Jackson ... Sakki
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Ross (as Ronald Leigh Hunt)
Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert ... Barmaid
George Patterson George Patterson ... Abdullah
Vi Kaley ... Old 'Em
Gerald Rex Gerald Rex ... Rifle-range Attendant
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Storyline

A serial killer terrorizes London. Each victim is found with a telegram signed "The Marquis." There seems to be no other common thread between the victims, and Scotland Yard is baffled. Novelist and amateur sleuth, Paul Temple, is warned to stay away from the case, but he and his glamorous wife Steve can never refuse a good mystery. Written by L. Hamre

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Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombay Waterfront See more »

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Production Co:

Nettlefold Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the BBC Radio serial "Paul Temple Intervenes" (broadcast over October to December 1942) by Francis Durbridge, which was novelized by the author in 1944. See more »

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Follows Paul Temple's Triumph (1950) See more »

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Tries Too hard to imitate Edgar Wallace
17 February 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

One of Edgar Wallace's trademarks was to have a gang of criminals led by an unknown person who went by such nicknames as "The Frog".In order to let us all in on the fun we would have a disguised glimpse if the head of the gang so that we could try and workout who was the ringleader.Here we are given no such help.We see a number of what are on the surface some unrelated incidents which of course in the end lead us to the head of the gang.I found that after the first couple of murders i became rather uninvolved and couldn't really care who was the chief villain.the film has a very decent cast but unless you are into this particular genre it is actually rather a bore.


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