Three Cases of Murder

 

Three-Cases-of-Murder-Orson-Welles-Ghost-Story-29635_1Dirs. George More O’Ferrall, David Eady, Wendy Toye GB 1955 99 mins (PG) b/w
Alan Badel, Orson Welles, John Gregson, Ed Byrnes, Elizabeth Sellars, Hugh Pryse, Leueen McGrath, John Salew, Ann Halpin
 

 

 

 

 

 

A stylish portmanteau movie in the vein of Cavalcanti’s Dead of NightThree Cases of Murder starts in fantastical style as an obsessive artist persuades a museum warder to assist him in completing his painting. Alan Badel gives a mesmeric performance as ‘Mr X’ and appears in the remaining two tales, the latter Lord Mountdrago co-starring Orson Welles. Chilling and memorable – a perfect example of the classic British anthology movie.

 

 

 

 

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