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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 Zena Walker ... Mildred Birkett
James Villiers 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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Who Killed Ursula Gray?...a mystery thriller in the fine British tradition!

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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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Trivia

Doug Robinson worked five days. See more »

Soundtracks

Casta Diva
From the opera "Norma" by Vincenzo Bellini
Sung by Elizabeth Vaughan
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Plodding Around
3 April 2008 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film has recently surfaced on Movies4Men.It is the sort of police drama that would be the support to some big American film at the Odeon or ABC.Ian hendry who stars in this ,should really have become a big star,but his career spiraled downward in the seventies mainly due to his drinking which eventually killed him at a very early age.I in fact saw him in a sorry state in a pub in Golders Green Road.The film is really a bit of a mess.There are too many suspects with lots of red herrings.the murderer is rather unlikely with no clues given as to the killers identity.The detectives always just get home when the phone rings and they have to go out again.You just wonder at the great overtime bills they must be clocking up.They literally plod around crime scenes picking up items willy nilly in a way that could easily wipe any prints.Clearly no SOCO at that time.Ronald Fraser plays the slightly comic detective.However i have to say that all this film induced in me was sleep.


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