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Clue of the Twisted Candle 

A blackmailer is found dead in a locked room and all the suspects have unbreakable alibis.


Allan Davis


Philip Mackie (screenplay)


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Lee ... Superintendent Meredith
David Knight ... Lexman
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Ramon Karadis (as Francis de Wolff)
Colette Wilde Colette Wilde ... Grace
Christine Shaw Christine Shaw ... Linda Buckland
Stanley Morgan ... Sergeant Anson
A.J. Brown A.J. Brown ... Commissioner of Police (as A. J. Brown)
Richard Caldicot ... Fisher
Edmond Bennett Edmond Bennett ... Manservant
Simon Lack Simon Lack ... Jock
Anthony Baird Anthony Baird ... Sergeant Butterfield
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Landlady
Alfred Maron Alfred Maron ... Finch
Richard Vernon ... Viney
Harry Locke Harry Locke ... Amis


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A blackmailer is found dead in a locked room and all the suspects have unbreakable alibis.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


Did You Know?


The book being read by Fisher, "Mystery of Tunnel 51", was written by Alexander Wilson (originally published in 1928). It was the first of the "Wallace of the Secret Service" series. See more »


Edited from Clue of the Twisted Candle (1960) See more »


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enjoyable whodunnit
15 January 2010 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

The first thing i must point out is that this is not a TV film.It was shown as the bottom half of a double bill on the ABC cinema circuit as were all the other Edgar Wallace films.This film is archetypal Wallace.A convoluted plot and a big puzzle as to how the murder was committed.In this instance a man is murdered in a room with no windows with a steel lined door which locks only from the inside.Whodunnit and how did he do it.I have to say that whilst the who was easy the how was a completely different matter.One can only applaud the ingenuity of Wallaces imaginations.Though i have to say that i doubt that a murder is ever likely to have been committed in this fashion.One of the joys of this series of films is the familiar faces that crop up.Of course the lead is Bernard Lee of "M" fame and the ex con turned butler is Richard Caldicott an experienced farceur mainly remembered for his Admiral Povey in "The Navy Lark".

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Release Date:

November 1968 (USA) See more »

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Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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