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Five Angles on Murder (1950)

The Woman in Question (original title)
Approved | | Mystery | 18 February 1952 (USA)
A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.

Director:

Anthony Asquith

Writer:

John Cresswell (original story and screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Jean Kent ... Agnes / Madame Astra / Parrot (voice)
Dirk Bogarde ... R.W. (Bob) Baker
John McCallum ... Michael Murray
Susan Shaw ... Catherine Taylor
Hermione Baddeley ... Mrs. Finch
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Albert Pollard
Duncan Macrae ... Supt. Lodge
Lana Morris ... Lana Clark
Joe Linnane Joe Linnane ... Inspector Butler
Vida Hope Vida Hope ... Shirley Jones
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A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.

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Mystery

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The film's music was composed by the multi-talented John Wooldridge, a composer, playwright, a scientist of a kind and a former bomber-pilot who flew with Guy Gibson during WW2. He was killed in a car-crash in 1958. See more »

Goofs

The dialogue suggests that the film is set in a coastal resort near Southampton. But the map on the wall of the police station appears to show the Eastbourne area, some eighty miles to the east. See more »

Quotes

Agnes: You were right Mrs Finch - he has a one-track mind.
Mrs. Finch: Yes, and it's a dirt track.
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pedestrian detective movie
16 October 2005 | by perlsockSee all my reviews

This film is a slightly below average detective movie which passes the time if you've nothing else to do. As with many similar black and white films of the era "The Woman in Question" offers an insight into post-war Britain, but it doesn't hold a candle to "Brighton Rock" which, like this film, also has a seaside setting.

The story takes a while to get started, but Jean Kent is excellent as the murder victim as described to the police by different witnesses. Hermione Baddeley also does well in a dull and overlong role as neighbour Mrs Finch, whose son discovers the murder. There is a small twist right near the end, but it is hardly much of a surprise and the film ending is abrupt and disappointing. 5/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1952 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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