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Three Cases of Murder (1955)

A trilogy of fantastic stories involving murder and the supernatural.

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W. Somerset Maugham (story), Brett Halliday (story) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Orson Welles ... Lord Mountdrago ("Lord Mountdrago" segment)
John Gregson ... Edgar (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
Elizabeth Sellars ... Elizabeth (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
Emrys Jones ... George (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
Alan Badel ... Owen (segment "Lord Mountdrago") / "Mr. X"- (segment "In the Picture") / Harry- (segment "You Killed Elizabeth")
André Morell ... Dr. Audlin (segment "Lord Mountdrago") (as Andre Morell)
Hugh Pryse Hugh Pryse ... Jarvis (segment "In the Picture")
Leueen MacGrath ... Woman in the House (segment "In the Picture") (as Leueen Mac Grath)
Eddie Byrne ... Snyder (segment "In the Picture")
Helen Cherry ... Lady Mountdrago (segment "Lord Mountdrago")
Eamonn Andrews Eamonn Andrews ... the stories Introduced by
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Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. Second, when two lifelong friends fall in love with the same woman and she is killed, they are obvious suspects. Is their friendship strong enough for them to alibi each other? Third, when a young politician is terribly hurt by the arrogant Secretary for Foreign Affairs Lord Mountdrago, he uses Mountdrago's dreams to get revenge. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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An enchanting trilogy for lovers of Mystery and Imagination! See more »


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According to cast member Patrick Macnee, the "Lord Mountdrago" segment was mostly directed by star Orson Welles. This testimony is supported by the abundance of high-angle, wide-angle and deep focus shots Welles was known for. See more »

Quotes

Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs (segment "Lord Mountdrago"): Brilliant man Montdrago, isn't he?
Leader of the House (segment "Lord Mountdrago"): Brilliant but insufferable.
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Version of W. Somerset Maugham: Lord Mountdrago (1969) See more »

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Worth watching
14 February 2018 | by Colin_Sibthorpe_IISee all my reviews

I love the way Eamonn Andrews, in his introduction, saunters over to the mantelshelf, picks up the cigarettes and lights one! How better to make him seem to be acting naturally in the 50s?

Story 1 is intriguing and disturbing but a bit too long. Some of the flat spots add to the suspense and atmosphere, but some are just flat spots.

Agatha Christie has spoiled us for the likes of Story 2. I'm sure most people see the twist coming a mile off. The only sub-standard section.

A great actor and a master storyteller come together to produce something special in Story 3, marginally better than Story 1 and thus best of the bunch.


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Language:

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Release Date:

12 May 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De tre mordens gåta See more »

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GBP250,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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