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Signpost to Murder (1964)

An escapee from an asylum takes refuge in a woman's house; but she has dark secrets of her own.

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George Englund

Writers:

Sally Benson (screen play), Monte Doyle (play)
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Complete credited cast:
Joanne Woodward ... Molly Thomas
Stuart Whitman ... Alex Forrester
Edward Mulhare ... Dr. Mark Fleming
Alan Napier ... The Vicar
Joyce Worsley Joyce Worsley ... Daphne Barnes
Leslie Denison Leslie Denison ... Superintendant Bickley
Murray Matheson ... Dr. Graham
Hedley Mattingly Hedley Mattingly ... Police Constable Mort Rogers
Carol Veazie Carol Veazie ... Auntie
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Alex Forrester, convicted of murdering his wife, fails to gain his release after spending 5 years in a British asylum for the criminally insane. Dr. Mark Fleming informs him of an old law which provides for the reopening of a trial if the prisoner escapes and remains at large for 14 days. Forrester escapes and takes refuge in the home of Molly Thomas, who claims that she is awaiting the return of her husband from a trip to The Hague. Molly tells him of her unhappy marriage, and the two become attracted to each other. In the evening, Forrester discovers a man's body by the mill wheel of Molly's house. After stumbling down a flight of steps, he regains consciousness and finds that the body is missing. Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Marca do Crime See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Marten Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Based on the play of the same title by Monte Doyle that opened at the Cambridge Theatre in London on February 9, 1962. See more »

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Featured in MGM Is on the Move! (1964) See more »

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Nifty thriller with unexpected surprise ending
26 June 2006 | by pgilvozSee all my reviews

I also give this b/w thriller high marks. The story is good and as mentioned in another comment, the set is terrific and the atmosphere of suspense and intrigue sustains your interest. You begin to suspect that something's not quite right, but you're still surprised when it is revealed. One of my favorite actors, whom I had the pleasure of knowing briefly, was Edward Mulhare, and this is one of the few chances he was given in this country to show his appeal. Whitman reaffirms that he was a very underrated actor, despite his Oscar Nomination for "The Mark", having ultimately been relegated to B-Westerns and some unexceptional, though frequent, TV guest appearances. All in all, a very well-spent 74 minutes or so.


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