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The Model Murder Case (1963)

Girl in the Headlines (original title)
When a beautiful girl is murdered, Inspector Birkett finds that she had some famous friends who don't want publicity.

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Michael Truman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Hendry ... Insp. Birkett
Ronald Fraser ... Sgt. Saunders
Margaret Johnston ... Mrs. Gray
Natasha Parry ... Perlita Barker
Jeremy Brett ... Jordan Barker
Kieron Moore ... Herter
Peter Arne ... Hammond Barker
Jane Asher ... Lindy Birkett
Rosalie Crutchley ... Maude Klein
Robert Harris ... William Lamotte
Duncan Macrae ... Barney
Zena Walker ... Mildred Birkett
James Villiers ... David Dane
Alan White Alan White ... Insp. Blackwell
Martin Boddey ... Inspector
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When a beautiful girl is murdered, Inspector Birkett finds that she had some famous friends who don't want publicity.

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Taglines:

Who Killed Ursula Gray?...a mystery thriller in the fine British tradition!

Genres:

Mystery | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Model Murder Case See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Based on the novel 'The Nose On My Face' by actor Laurence Payne. See more »

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Casta Diva
From the opera "Norma" by Vincenzo Bellini
Sung by Elizabeth Vaughan
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The Girl In The Headlines
9 April 2008 | by tombancroft2See all my reviews

I think the criticisms of this film are a bit strong. We have to remember that 45 years have elapsed since it was made and our tastes have become more sophisticated with the diet of increasingly slick and clever movies and TV series that we now enjoy. I think Hendry plays the detective role well - sort of laid back and not falling into the cliché characterisations of the time. He is a Jaguar driving opera loving detective (now which more modern detective series does that remind you of?). I had not seen this film before watching it the other day on Movies4Men (UK) and enjoyed it for what it was - a fairly entertaining movie from the early 60's.


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