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Three Stops to Murder (1953)

Blood Orange (original title)
Discharged by his employer, a private eye stays on a jewel theft case after a model with information for him is murdered.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writer:

Jan Read (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Conway ... Tom Conway, private investigator
Mila Parély Mila Parély ... Helen Pascall
Naomi Chance Naomi Chance ... Gina, a model
Eric Pohlmann ... Mr. Mercedes
Andrew Osborn Andrew Osborn ... Capt. Colin Simpson
Richard Wattis ... Detective Inspector MacLeod
Margaret Halstan Margaret Halstan ... Lady Marchant
Eileen Way Eileen Way ... Mme. Fernande
Michael Ripper ... Eddie
Betty Cooper Betty Cooper ... Miss Betty, showroom mistress
Thomas Heathcote Thomas Heathcote ... Detective Sgt. Jessup
Alan Rolfe Alan Rolfe ... Inspector
Roger Delgado ... Marlowe, murderer-thief
Reed De Rouen Reed De Rouen ... Heath
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Chelsea, a model
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Discharged by his employer, a private eye stays on a jewel theft case after a model with information for him is murdered.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Stops to Murder See more »

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Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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early Hammer mystery programmer, with Tom "Falcon" Conway
27 July 2003 | by django-1See all my reviews

No great analysis needed here...a solid mystery with Tom Conway playing a private detective, ex-FBI, named...Tom Conway! The plot involves a jewel heist in the fashion industry, a crime that eventually grows into two murders. Conway is eventually asked to drop the case, and of course there is no better way to get a movie detective to devote himself to a case then to drop him from it! This was made during the period in the early 50s when Hammer made a number of low-budget mystery programmers with American stars such as Dane Clark and Forrest Tucker and Alex Nicol and Tom Conway (although we yanks think of him as British because of the accent, any time I see a British reference to him, he's called "american star Tom Conway," no doubt because his film success was here in the US). This one is a solid piece of work, which plays much like a 50s crime TV show. By this time Conway could play a detective in his sleep, and he lends his usual touch of jaded class to the film. The supporting cast is colorful, and as always director Terence Fisher keeps things moving quickly. Recommended to mystery and/or Tom Conway fans. Nothing special or original here otherwise...


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