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Dear Murderer (1947)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 23 June 1947 (UK)
When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out ... See full summary »

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Arthur Crabtree

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Muriel Box (screenplay), Sydney Box (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Eric Portman ... Lee Warren
Greta Gynt ... Vivien Warren
Dennis Price ... Richard Fenton
Maxwell Reed ... Jimmy Martin
Jack Warner ... Insp. Pembury
Hazel Court ... Avis Fenton
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Sgt. Fox
Jane Hylton ... Rita
Charles Rolfe Charles Rolfe ... Prison Warder
Hélène Burls Hélène Burls ... Charwoman
Ernest Butcher Ernest Butcher ... Hall Porter
Judith Carol Judith Carol ... American Secretary
Valerie Ward Valerie Ward ... Warren's Secretary
Howard Douglas ... Doctor
John Blythe ... Ernie
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When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. Complications set in, when he finds out she has another lover as well, so Lee has to change his plans. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der perfekte Mörder See more »

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Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lee Warren: I'll try anything once.
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Really smart, with convincing acting, and dark, inky interiors.
1 November 2010 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Dear Murderer (1947)

What a fabulous, complicated, feint and double feint movie about murder, attempted and otherwise. It's a very British feeling film, and though it has a film noir darkness (very dark, in my copy), it doesn't have the angularity nor the action of an American noir. More defining, though, is the deliberate parlor game feel to this very deadly situation. You might compare (if comparing is helpful) to the Joan Crawford "Sudden Fear" to make this most obvious.

There is a lot of sparring with words here, very smartly written, and you have to pay attention as the intentions of the characters seem to be shifting all the time. You have to have the low key, steadfast, opaque, and clever detective of course, and the detective here is brilliantly all those things. And you have to have motive, which we have in abundance.

And you need abundance since so much is going to go wrong here. Eric Portman is the key figure through it all, and he plays a jilted husband with laconic brilliance. His wife, and his wife's several lovers, are all excellent in support, each either surpassingly innocent at heart despite their adulteries, or really devious and selfish. It's beautifully constructed, and really a joy. But you have to pay attention. No getting up for popcorn here.


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