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The Grand Junction Case (1961)

Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a woman whose dismembered body is found floating in a canal. The only clue to the woman's identity is an usual "Edelweiss" tattoo.

Director:

Peter Duffell

Writer:

James Eastwood (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Lustgarten Edgar Lustgarten ... Himself - Narrated by
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Superintendent Duggan
Howard Pays Howard Pays ... Sergeant Adams
Wilfrid Brambell ... Dr. Stanton
Tommy Godfrey Tommy Godfrey ... Smaller
Christine Lander Christine Lander ... Mrs. Effie Smaller
William Lyon Brown William Lyon Brown ... Pearce (as William Lyon-Brown)
John Serret ... Lemaitre
Diana Lambert Diana Lambert ... Sgt. Betty Barnes
Michael Logan Michael Logan ... Mr. Fowler
Dickie Owen Dickie Owen ... Parriss
John Moore John Moore ... Botanist
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Brown
Rose Alba Rose Alba ... Colette
Victor Charrington Victor Charrington ... Uniformed Inspector
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Storyline

Scotland Yard detectives investigate the murder of a woman whose dismembered body is found floating in a canal. The only clue to the woman's identity is an usual "Edelweiss" tattoo.

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Genres:

Crime | Short

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Scotland Yard: The Grand Junction Case See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Another thriller in the celebrated series written around the work of SCOTLAND YARD. See more »

Soundtracks

Five Dramatic Bridges
(uncredited)
Music by Kurt Rehfeld
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Easy viewing
20 October 2019 | by oldwulfrSee all my reviews

The Scotland Yard series are described as action/thrillers on the banners but this is a misnomer. There is very little action to get thrilled about. The viewer has to imagine what the police and medics are looking at below the body sheets because they are never shown. Supt Duggan (Russell Napier) takes every opportunity to fly around the world to investigate cases so I'm assuming he has an unlimited travel allowance.

Now for the good things. The storylines and adaptations of known facts about real cases are excellent. The mid to late 1950s locations and character behaviour (including non stop smoking) are true to form and the monochrome output creates an atmospheric feel. It is likely that a number of up and coming or hitherto relatively unknown actors had roles in this series and it's good fun trying to spot them. Cockney character actress Rita Webb, Margot Bryant (Minnie Caldwell), Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell being among them. I wonder if that's where those last two first met before moving on to greater things?

Easy viewing.


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