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Murder Ain't What It Used to Be! ()


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Ageing mobster Paul Kirstner hires Jeff to act as bodyguard to his daughter. He is followed into town by the vengeful ghost of Bugsy Spanio, another gangster, whom he killed years earlier... See more »

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Jeff Randall
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Marty Hopkirk
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Jeannie Hopkirk
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Paul Kirstner
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Bugsy Spanio
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Mrs. Maddox
Sue Gerrard ...
Susan Kirstner
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Jack Lacey
Patrick Connor ...
Harry
Charles Lamb ...
Hotel Porter

Directed by

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Jeremy Summers

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Tony Williamson ... (screenplay)
 
Dennis Spooner ... (creator) (creator)

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Monty Berman ... producer

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Edwin Astley

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Brian Elvin ... director of photography

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Lee Doig

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Philip Aizlewood ... post-production

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John Owen

Art Direction by

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Charles Bishop

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Ramon Gow ... hairdresser
Elizabeth Romanoff ... makeup artist

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Malcolm Christopher ... production manager
Ronald Liles ... production supervisor

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Jack Lowin ... second unit director
Michael Meighan ... assistant director

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Roger Christian ... set dresser
Peter Dunlop ... production buyer
Bill Greene ... construction manager
A.J. Van Montagu ... scenic artist

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Guy Ambler ... sound editor
Denis Porter ... sound recordist
Bill Rowe ... sound recordist

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Frank Maher ... stunt coordinator
Rocky Taylor ... stunt double: Mike Pratt
Harry Fielder ... stunt double: Mike Pratt (uncredited)

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Gerald Moss ... camera operator: second unit
Val Stewart ... camera operator
Arthur Lemming ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Laura Nightingale ... costume supervisor

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Edwin Astley ... musical director
Alan Willis ... music editor

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Cyril Frankel ... creative consultant
Sally Jones ... continuity (as Sally Ball)
Dennis Spooner ... executive story consultant
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Plot Summary

Ageing mobster Paul Kirstner hires Jeff to act as bodyguard to his daughter. He is followed into town by the vengeful ghost of Bugsy Spanio, another gangster, whom he killed years earlier and now wants revenge. Bugsy leans on Marty, threatening to harm Jeannie if he does not help him. However, Marty overcomes Bugsy in a fight and Kirstner is eventually disposed of by an earthly rival, allowing Bugsy to rest in peace. Written by don @ minifie-1

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  • 51 min
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Trivia The exterior of Paul Kirstner's house reappears in Episode 9 The House On Haunted Hill as "Merston Manor", and again as Mrs Howe's house in Episode 14 Who Killed Cock Robin? It previously appeared as a hotel in feature film The Rough And The Smooth (1959) and the tennis club in School For Scoundrels (1960); and would also appear as the restaurant used by Strand and companion in Special Branch S4 episode 12, Diversion [1974] See more »
Goofs As Jeannie gets up off her sofa, she is seen walking around Marty, as if she can see him sat on the sofa. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Toki (1972). See more »

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