Three Cases of Murder
|Three Cases of Murder|
|Directed by||David Eady
George More O'Ferrall
Orson Welles (uncredited)
|Produced by||Ian Dalrymple
|Written by||Sidney Carroll
Donald B. Wilson
|Music by||Doreen Carwithen|
|Studio||Wessex Film Productions|
|Distributed by||London Films|
|Release dates||15 March 1955 (USA)
May 1955 (UK)
|Running time||99 min.|
Orson Welles received top billing in the film, but he in fact appears for only in the final story. According to Patrick Macnee, who had a supporting role in the third story, Welles began making suggestions to the director throughout the first day of filming, and by the third day he had taken over the direction of the entire segment. The first and third stories are supernatural, and all three are linked and prefaced by an introduction in which Eamonn Andrews speaks to camera.
In the first story a museum worker enters one of the pictures in a gallery. In the second, two friends fall in love with the same woman before she is murdered by one of them. In the third, a politician seeks revenge on a political opponent by entering his dreams.
The presence of Orson Welles in the cast meant the film was released in the US before the UK.
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