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Three Cases of Murder (1955)

Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. Second, when two lifelong friends fall in love ... See full summary »

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W. Somerset Maugham (story), Brett Halliday (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Orson Welles ... Lord Mountdrago ("Lord Mountdrago" segment)
John Gregson ... Edgar (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
Elizabeth Sellars ... Elizabeth (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
Emrys Jones ... George (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
Alan Badel ... Owen (segment "Lord Mountdrago") / "Mr. X"- (segment "In the Picture") / Harry- (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
André Morell ... Dr. Audlin (segment "Lord Mountdrago") (as Andre Morell)
Hugh Pryse Hugh Pryse ... Jarvis (segment "In the Picture")
Leueen MacGrath ... Woman in the House (segment "In the Picture") (as Leueen Mac Grath)
Eddie Byrne ... Snyder (segment "In the Picture")
Helen Cherry ... Lady Mountdrago (segment "Lord Mountdrago")
Eamonn Andrews Eamonn Andrews ... the stories Introduced by
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Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. Second, when two lifelong friends fall in love with the same woman and she is killed, they are obvious suspects. Is their friendship strong enough for them to alibi each other? Third, when a young politician is terribly hurt by the arrogant Secretary for Foreign Affairs Lord Mountdrago, he uses Mountdrago's dreams to get revenge. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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THREE OF THE GREATEST MYSTERIES BY THREE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST WRITERS! (all caps on lobby card) See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De tre mordens gåta See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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According to cast member Patrick Macnee, the "Lord Mountdrago" segment was mostly directed by star Orson Welles. This testimony is supported by the abundance of high-angle, wide-angle and deep focus shots Welles was known for. See more »

Quotes

Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs (segment "Lord Mountdrago"): Brilliant man Montdrago, isn't he?
Leader of the House (segment "Lord Mountdrago"): Brilliant but insufferable.
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Version of W. Somerset Maugham: Lord Mountdrago (1969) See more »

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Three Cases of Murder
13 January 2019 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

Two tales of the supernatural and one a plain murder are introduced by Eamon Andrews. The first how an artist draws a museum curator into his picture, the second a good, plain whodunnit and finally a pompous minister destroys an opposing MP who seeks his revenge via the ministers dreams.

3 really solid and remarkably modern tales, all of which are enjoyable in their own ways with the final story offering the best of the three with a fine performance from Orson Welles as the pompous Lord Mandrago culminating in a genuinely chilling ending


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