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Inspector Palmu's Error (1960)

Komisario Palmun erehdys (original title)
A closed room mystery begins when an infamous tycoon is found dead in his bath tub. The famous police lieutenant Palmu is summoned to investigate.

Director:

Matti Kassila

Writers:

Matti Kassila (screenplay), Mika Waltari (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Rinne ... Inspector Frans J. Palmu
Elina Pohjanpää ... Irma Vanne
Matti Ranin Matti Ranin ... Toivo Virta
Leo Riuttu Leo Riuttu ... Writer K. V. Laihonen
Leo Jokela ... Väinö Kokki
Elina Salo ... Airi Rykämö
Matti Oravisto ... Eerik Vaara
Pentti Siimes ... Aimo Rykämö
Saara Ranin Saara Ranin ... Amalia Rygseck
Leevi Kuuranne Leevi Kuuranne ... 'Batler' Veijonen
Jussi Jurkka ... Bruno Rygseck
Aino Mantsas Aino Mantsas ... Alli Rygseck
Arvo Lehesmaa Arvo Lehesmaa ... Gunnar Rygseck
Risto Mäkelä Risto Mäkelä ... Hagert
Toivo Mäkelä ... Pianist
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A closed room mystery begins when an infamous tycoon is found dead in his bath tub. The famous police lieutenant Palmu is summoned to investigate.

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

9 September 1960 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Mysteriet Rygseck See more »

Filming Locations:

Eira, Helsinki, Finland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Suomen Filmiteollisuus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (AGA Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director Matti Kassila's first impression was that the role of Inspector Palmu would be good for Aku Korhonen, but at the time Korhonen was seriously ill and wasn't available. See more »

Quotes

Amalia Rygseck: So you are writer Laihonen! I have read one of your books.
Writer K V Laihonen: That's very interesting!
Amalia Rygseck: After reading it I burnt it!
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Connections

Followed by Vodka, Mr. Palmu (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Can can (Orphée aux enfers)
Written by Jacques Offenbach
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Classic crime!
1 October 1999 | by pantteriSee all my reviews

Absolutely one of the best black & white films made in Finland, but for sure the best Mika Waltari novel that has been filmed into a motion picture. Even beats The Egyptian(Sinuhe)(laugh). Murderer makes always one mistake and you make a mistake too if you don´t watch this one. Film includes old Helsinki scenes and fabulous actors, very scary + jazzy music score.

And hey, did you know that loads of hilarious amateur film versions have been made of "Komisario Palmu", inspired by this classic Finnish crime film. Perfect.


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