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Murder at 3am (1953)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1955 (USA)
A police detective suspects that his sister's boyfriend is a murderer.

Director:

Francis Searle

Writers:

John Ainsworth (original story), John Ainsworth | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Price ... Inspector Peter Lawton
Peggy Evans ... Joan Lawton
Rex Garner Rex Garner ... Sgt. Bill Todd
Arnold Bell Arnold Bell ... McMann
Greta Mayaro Greta Mayaro ... Lena
Philip Saville Philip Saville ... Edward King / Jim King
Leonard Sharp Leonard Sharp ... Old Skip
Nora Gordon Nora Gordon ... Nanna
Renee Goddard Renee Goddard ... Lady Branstead
Arthur Lovegrove Arthur Lovegrove ... Inspector Cobb
Daphne Maddox Daphne Maddox ... Victim
Robert Weeden Robert Weeden ... Constable
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There have been a series of murders of young women, and the police commissioner is demanding results from the detectives. A common feature is that they all took place at 3 am, and the victims were leaving clubs whose names seem to follow a pattern -- P, L, A, Y - What next? But then an aged waterman puts the detectives on to another common factor -- the dates were all of high tide on the River Thames. A woman is set up as a decoy at a club on the next expected date, but she is taken away by taxi without incident. Without incident, that is, until it is reported that the taxi was stolen earlier. Will the detectives find her, and the killer, in time? Written by Hazel Freeman

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder at 3 A.M. See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Taxis dropping first seen murder victim, was illegal to drive on public road, only had one headlight working. See more »

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Its murder in poverty row
23 January 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film seems to have been made in the smallest film studio ever.In one scene there are 4actors crammed in what seems to be a broom cupboard..When they take to a boat on the river there is no attempt at back projection,merely a black background.The story is feeble and poorly constructed and doesn't make a great deal of sense.Dennis Price is unable to salvage anything from it.


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