Dr Morelle - the Case of the Missing Heiress

Dr Morelle - the Case of the Missing Heiress

Godfrey Grayson (1949)

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The first (and last) of an intended series based on a popular radio detective, this undistinguished B-feature murder mystery is typical of the early postwar output of Hammer before it discovered horror. Directed by Godfrey Grayson, it stars Valentine Dyall as Doctor Morelle, the sleuth who solves the murder of a heiress by standard Sherlock Holmes-style means of disguise, interrogation and deduction. Dyall has considerable presence but it's not enough to surmount the implausible plot. Roy Plomley, long-time host of Desert Island Discs, was one of the writers.

Cast & Crew

Dr Morelle Valentine Dyall
Miss Frayle Julia Lang
Samuel Kimber Philip Leaver
Cynthia Mason Jean Lodge
Peter Peter Drury
Director Godfrey Grayson
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Language: EnglishBlack and white