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Clue of the Silver Key (1961)

The police investigate the murder of a wealthy old man.

Director:

Gerard Glaister

Writer:

Philip Mackie (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bernard Lee ... Superintendent Meredith
Lyndon Brook ... Gerry Domford
Finlay Currie ... Harvey Lane
Jennifer Daniel Jennifer Daniel ... Mary Lane
Patrick Cargill ... Binny
Derrick Sherwin Derrick Sherwin ... Quigley
Anthony Sharp ... Mike Hennessey
Stanley Morgan ... Sgt. Anson
Sam Kydd ... Tickler
Harold Scott ... Crow
John Kidd ... Mr. Hardwick
Robert Sansom Robert Sansom ... Police Doctor
Patricia Haines ... Policewoman
Eve Eden Eve Eden ... Secretary
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ... Detective
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The police investigate the murder of a wealthy old man.

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Mystery

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Wallace: La Llave Plateada See more »

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Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons and events is purely coincidental. See more »

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Odd little mystery
15 March 2018 | by lucyrfisherSee all my reviews

I love this series for its cool early 60s interiors. In this one, a suspect is a painter, and I'd really like to buy something from his "impressionist period". His friend and agent Hennessy has another up in his office. Otherwise, there are room dividers, rubber plants and wallpaper with silhouettes of chyrsanthemums - or was that in another in the series? Anyway, rich old money lender Finlay Currie doesn't want his niece to marry the handsome, penniless painter. Everybody is peeved with everybody else all the time, and the dialogue is quite Pinteresque, especially as it's impossible to work out what's going on. Patrick Cargill is excellent as the butler, and Bernard Lee as the man from Scotland Yard. Here he has a sergeant Anson and a dim PC called Quigley. What happened to Sgt Pepper?


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