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Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 23 April 1942 (USA)
A detective tries to unravel the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a young actress.

Director:

Phil Rosen (as Phillip Rosen)

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (based on story by), Michael Jacoby (as Michel Jacoby)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patric Knowles ... Dupin
Maria Montez ... Marie
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Mme. Roget
John Litel ... Beauvais
Edward Norris ... Marcel
Lloyd Corrigan ... Gobelin
Nell O'Day ... Camille
Frank Reicher ... Magistrate
Clyde Fillmore Clyde Fillmore ... Mons. De Luc
Paul E. Burns ... Gardner (as Paul Burns)
Norma Drury ... Madame De Luc
Charles Middleton ... Curator
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Detective (as Bill Ruhl)
Reed Hadley ... Naval Officer
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Storyline

A detective tries to unravel the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a young actress.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantom of Paris See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original Edgar Allan Poe story is based on the real-life murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers, who was found floating in the Hudson River near Weehawken, NJ. Poe transplanted the events to Paris and placed the case in the hands of amateur detective C. Auguste Dupin. In a weird twist, Poe's ultimate conclusion as to the circumstances of the crime were proved correct when the murderers confessed well after "The Mystery of Marie Roget" was published. See more »

Quotes

M. Henri Beauvais: Dupin? You had something to do with those murders in the Rue Morgue didn't you?
Prefect Gobelin: Something to do? Monsieur, Dr. Dupin practicaly solved those murders single handed.
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Soundtracks

Mama Dit Moi
(uncredited)
Written by Everett Carter & Milton Rosen
Sung by Dorothy Triden, dubbing Maria Montez
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average B-mystery with proper Universal flavor
24 February 2001 | by the_mysteriousxSee all my reviews

This one hour film is almost a paradigm for the average B movie from the 30s and 40s. It has some suspense, (it uses the great forest sets left over from The Wolf Man), and a fast pace and if you are into this type of mystery go see it, but don't go out of your way to find it. The performances, direction, etc. are all adequate and it progresses in the typical 'the dumb cop can't figure it out, so the smart young independent detective knows everything' approach. Generallly atmospheric and fun, though.


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