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Prescription for Murder (1958)

Rx for Murder (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 23 July 1958 (USA)
In "Rx for Murder" and "Rx Murder" in the USA (and not "RX" in either country), American doctor Jethro Jones comes into a quiet English seaside resort to investigate the activities of its ... See full summary »

Director:

Derek N. Twist

Writers:

Joan Fleming (novel), John W. Gossage (screenplay) (as John Twist) | 1 more credit »
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Rick Jason ... Jethro Jones
Lisa Gastoni ... Kitty Mortlock
Marius Goring ... Doctor Henry Dysert
Sandu Scott Sandu Scott ... Stella Dysert
Mary Merrall ... Miss Bettyhill
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Louise
Helen Shingler Helen Shingler ... Charlotte
Phyllis Neilson-Terry Phyllis Neilson-Terry ... Lady Lacy
Nicholas Hannen ... Colonel
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... Mr. Sparrow
Avice Landone ... Mrs. Mortlock
Frederick Leister ... Dr. Alexander
Patrick Waddington ... Sir George Watson
Totti Truman Taylor ... Mrs. Davies
Noel Hood Noel Hood ... Lady Watson
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In "Rx for Murder" and "Rx Murder" in the USA (and not "RX" in either country), American doctor Jethro Jones comes into a quiet English seaside resort to investigate the activities of its leading medical doctor, Henry Dysert. He learns from Miss Bettyhill, the town-gossip, and others that 'the good doctor' might not be all that good, since each of his three wives (only one at a time), Louise, Charlotte and Stella, had mysterious and tragic deaths. The non-gossiping townsmen had regarded the three deaths, each of which left Doctor Dysert in better financial shape, as unfortunate personal tragedies. Jason has only a short time to prove that Dysert was a multiple wife-killer, since Kitty Mortlock appears to be the next designated victim, and Jason has fallen in love with her himself. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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doctor | murder | death | resort | american | See All (24) »

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His Bedside Manner Will Hang You In Suspense; Kill You With Excitement! (original poster) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prescription for Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Sidmouth, Devon, England, UK See more »

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Templar Film Studios See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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