Three Cases of Murder

Three Cases of Murder

Wendy Toye (1953)

A Certificate


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A compendium of three tales of the not-entirely-unexpected variety, which is notable mainly for a typically larger-than-life performance from a visiting Orson Welles. He gets his teeth into the role of an aristocratic politician who undergoes a disturbing penance for a wrongdoing he perpetuated on a colleague. The other stories feature able performances from a reliable British cast (John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars, Alan Badel).


Trilogy of offbeat whodunits. A mild-mannered museum tour guide becomes literally drawn into a painting, two men find their friendship is deeply affected by their love for the same woman, and a vengeful politician makes his rival's life a misery. Starring Orson Welles, John Gregson, Alan Badel and Elizabeth Sellars.

Cast & Crew

Mr X / Harry / Owen Alan Badel
Jarvis Hugh Pryse
Mr Rooke John Salew
Snyder Eddie Byrne
Woman in house Leueen MacGrath
George Wheeler Emrys Jones
Edgar Curtain John Gregson
Elizabeth Elizabeth Sellars
Lord Mountdrago Orson Welles
Lady Mountdrago Helen Cherry
Director Wendy Toye
Director David Eady
Director George More O'Ferrall
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp Ltd