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A Blueprint for Murder






A Blueprint for Murder

Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Release Year: 1953
Country: USA
Runtime: 77
Rating: 5.7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Be There When…
  • Who… Or What Were They… Who Tried To Wipe All Living Creatures Off The Face Of This Earth?
  • Why Were They Out To Kill Every Living Thing On Earth?
  • They Came From The Heavens… And Sent The World Into Hell!

  • Writing by: Andrew L. Stone – writer

    Produced by: Michael Abel – producer

    Cast: Joseph Cotten – Whitney Cam Cameron
    Jean Peters – Lynne Cameron
    Gary Merrill – Fred Sargent
    Catherine McLeod – Maggie Sargent
    Jack Kruschen – Det. Chief Hal Cole
    Barney Phillips – Det. Capt. Pringle
    Freddy Ridgeway – Doug Cameron
    Eugene Borden – Headwaiter (uncredited)
    Herbert Butterfield – Judge at preliminary hearing (uncredited)
    Harry Carter – Wheeler, Lynnes chauffeur (uncredited)
    Charles Collins – Pesticide seller (uncredited)

    Music: Elisabeth Lutyens
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    Plot Outline: What to do about a suspected murderess who cant be convicted?
    Plot: Two orphans, Polly and Doug, live with their stepmother Lynne; Polly collapses with the same mystery symptoms that killed her father. The kids visiting uncle, Whitney Sargent, is warned that the symptoms match strychnine poisoning, but that poisoners are seldom detected and rarely convicted. Sure enough, no case can be made against the obvious suspect; so what can Whitney do to save the next victim?

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Based on an original lunch by Martin Lambie-Nairn

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Benny lights the lantern it has no glass housing but in the next shot it does.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • This short is available on the 2003 Umbrella release of “The 400 Blows”.


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