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An Inspector Calls (1954)

When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

J.B. Priestley (adapted from the play by), Desmond Davis (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alastair Sim ... Inspector Poole
Olga Lindo Olga Lindo ... Mrs. Birling
Arthur Young Arthur Young ... Mr. Birling
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... Gerald Croft
Eileen Moore ... Sheila
Bryan Forbes ... Eric
Jane Wenham Jane Wenham ... Eva Smith
George Woodbridge ... Fish & Chip Shop Owner
Barbara Everest Barbara Everest ... Committee Member
Charles Saynor Charles Saynor ... Police Officer
Olwen Brookes Olwen Brookes ... Miss Francis
John Welsh ... Shop Walker
Frances Gowens Frances Gowens ... Small Girl
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Storyline

Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust English family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Rarely has a film so intrigued an audience! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Det är från polisen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Worth and Alastair Sim previously costarred in A Christmas Carol (1951) as Fred and Ebenezer Scrooge. See more »

Goofs

At around 59mins, a poster for a circus appears in the background advertising the Great Blondin. The film is set in 1912, but Blondin died in Ealing in 1897. See more »

Quotes

Sheila Birling: [about the girl who committed suicide by drinking disinfectant] Was she pretty?
Inspector Goole: She wasn't very pretty when I saw her last in the infirmary.
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Connections

Referenced in Inspector Morse: Second Time Around (1991) See more »

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Excellent.
18 July 2003 | by MichaelJohnMartinSee all my reviews

I have just finished watching this film on TV,and I must say,what a pleasant diversion it was for the afternoon,plenty of twists and turns,and the ending was excellent also,top performance must go to Alistair Sim for his protrayal of Inspector Poole,rivetting stuff.


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