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An Inspector Calls (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 18 March 1955 (France)
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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Inspector Poole
Olga Lindo ... Mrs. Birling
Arthur Young ... Mr. Birling
Brian Worth ... Gerald Croft
... Sheila
... Eric
Jane Wenham ... Eva Smith
... Fish & Chip Shop Owner
Barbara Everest ... Committee Member
Charles Saynor ... Police Officer
Olwen Brookes ... Miss Francis
... Shop Walker
Frances Gowens ... Small Girl
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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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A tale of investigation into the lives of five people who have forged a tragic chain of circumstances. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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

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

Quotes

Inspector Goole: We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish. Good night
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Excellent.
18 July 2003 | by See 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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