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Jigsaw (1962)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 16 October 1963 (France)
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 »

Director:

Val Guest

Writers:

Hillary Waugh (novel), Val Guest (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Warner ... Det. Insp. Fred Fellows
Ronald Lewis ... Det. Sgt. Jim Wilks
Yolande Donlan ... Jean Sherman
Michael Goodliffe ... Clyde Burchard
John Le Mesurier ... Mr. Simpson
Moira Redmond ... Joan Simpson
Christine Bocca Christine Bocca ... Mrs. Simpson
Brian Oulton ... Frank Restlin
Ray Barrett ... Sgt. Gorman
Norman Chappell ... Andy Roach
John Barron ... Ray Tenby
Joan Newell ... Mrs. Banks
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Storyline

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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The Most Baffling Whodunit Ever Filmed...! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film is based on the book "Sleep Long, My Love" of 1959 written by the American Hillary Waugh. The book was reissued in 1962 as "Jigsaw", by Pan Books. Waugh's book is set in Connecticut, USA, and there is no UK connection in the text. Many of the character names were retained in the film, and much of the dialogue. If some of the remarks by Jack Warner's character seem odd, this is the main reason. The film is fairly faithful to the book for the first 70%, but much more detail takes place in the final section of the book. Many of the plot holes in the film are resolved in the book. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Det. Insp. Fred Fellows: It's the only thing I hate about this job - ringing strange doorbells and bringing bad news.
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Connections

References Fantasia (1940) See more »

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veteran Jack solves the case
12 March 2006 | by steve-1241See all my reviews

brilliant atmospheric film set on the Brighton coast in 1962. Jack Warner (66 years of age in real life) is the slightly caustic but nevertheless kindly commanding officer who runs the investigation. Great support from Ronald Lewis and a dazzling role from Michael Goodliffe(spooky to think that they both committed suicide in reality).See if you can spot the killer before Jack, believe me it is a shocker. Also there is a nice little twist at the end. The cast is top notch and there is a general seediness at the locations that the Brighton tourist board must have had concerns about.For a taut procedural police study this film is right at the top of the tree matched only by the Long Arm(Jack Hawkins) an absolute corker of a film and thanks to Nigel for providing me with a DVD of this film. This film is a must see.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Figaro See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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