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Three Cases of Murder (1955)

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 ... See full summary »

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W. Somerset Maugham (story), Brett Halliday (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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A TRILOGY OF SUSPENSE (all-caps lobby card) See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De tre mordens gåta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

George Wheeler ("You Killed Elizabeth" segment): How was Manchester?
Edgar Curtain ("You Killed Elizabeth" segment): Wet, in every sense of the word. Those boys can really throw a party.
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Version of W. Somerset Maugham: Lord Mountdrago (1969) See more »

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minor supernatural

This trilogy of supernatural murders is interesting but not essential. Everybody is ok to say that the first segment is the best with that story of alive painting, really creepy. The second segment is the less interesting, story of two men competiting for the same woman, one of them having black holes (kind of William Irish story). And the last one is the most overlooked thanks to Orson Welles in this nightmare comedy story, it seems it is directed by Welles himself. Alan Badel is the threatening link between these three segments. Not a masterpiece but entertaining.


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