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A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Det. Insp. Fred Fellows
... Det. Sgt. Jim Wilks
... Jean Sherman
... Clyde Burchard
... Mr. Simpson
... Joan Simpson
Christine Bocca ... Mrs. Simpson
... Frank Restlin
... Sgt. Gorman
Norman Chappell ... Andy Roach
... Ray Tenby
Joan Newell ... Mrs. Banks
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A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove but also further afield. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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16 October 1963 (France)  »

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Inspired by the Brighton Trunk Murders in the 1930s See more »

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When Fellows and Unwin drive to Greenwich to interview Jean Sherman, they approach her house, having driven from Brighton, along a dead-end road from the direction of the river bank alongside the Cutty Sark. See more »

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Hilders: I know something's going on - you've got police cars running round town like someone's stolen the Chief Constable's golf clubs.
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

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Sterling crime drama, inspired by real life events
13 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

JIGSAW is a well-shot, engaging crime story inspired by the true story of the Brighton Trunk Murders that took place back in the 1920s. Brighton always makes a picturesque backdrop for films - I guess that's why so many directors make use of it in their movies - and Hammer veteran Val Guest (THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT) makes the very best of his surroundings.

Otherwise, this is a taut, well-focused detective investigation type film that plays out as a police procedural. We watch the gruff Jack Warner and his team as they go around following up leads and gathering clues, and there's never a moment for distraction or anything here that feels padded. Guessing the identity of the murderer is a tough business indeed, which is why JIGSAW keeps you watching from beginning to end.

The supporting cast is also a delight, featuring as it does performances from Ronald Lewis (THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR), Ray Barrett (THE REPTILE) and Michael Goodliffe (A NIGHT TO REMEMBER) alongside a John Le Mesurier cameo. Guest's real-life wife, the statuesque Yolande Donlan, has a major role and is fine in it.


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