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The Case of the Misguided Missal 

A 15th century prayer volume disappears from a sealed casket inside the locked safe belonging to an Oxford Don.

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(script), (based on: "The Department of Queer Complaints" by) (as Carter Dickson)
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... Colonel March Of Scotland Yard
... Inspector Ames
Jane Griffiths ... Nancy
... Wesley
Chan Canasta ... Mr. Canasta
... Ned (as Antony Newley)
... Garrick
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A 15th century prayer volume disappears from a sealed casket inside the locked safe belonging to an Oxford Don.

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3 December 1955 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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When Colonel March (Boris Karloff), Inspector Ames (link=nm0731092]) and Wesley (John Arnatt) climb the stone steps to the tower, from the hollow sound of their footsteps it is obvious that the steps are constructed of wood. See more »

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Illusion and trickery
23 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

THE CASE OF THE MISGUIDED MISSAL sees Colonel March on the hunt for a missing prayer book, if you can believe that. This averagely-scripted episode of the Colonel March of Scotland Yard TV series is another locked room element, although it's rather a locked safe in this instance.

The story is slightly enlivened by an early acting role for Anthony Newley and the appearance of real-life illusionist Chan Canasta, who adds a little fun to the proceedings. It's the sort of episode that fans of Karloff and the show will enjoy, although others might be a little less impressed.


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