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A Case for PC 49 (1951)

PC 49 grapples with a beautiful artist's model in a case involving the murder of a millionaire.

Director:

Francis Searle

Writers:

Vernon Harris (radio series), Vernon Harris (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Brian Reece Brian Reece ... Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby
Joy Shelton ... Joan Carr
Christine Norden ... Della Dainton
Leslie Bradley ... Victor Palantine
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Inspector Wilson
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... Sgt. Wright
Jack Stewart Jack Stewart ... Cutler
Michael Balfour ... Chubby Price
Michael Ripper ... George Steele
Joan Seton Joan Seton ... Elsie
Edna Morris Edna Morris ... Mrs. Bott
John Sharp ... Desk Sergeant
Frank Hawkins Frank Hawkins ... Police Sergeant
John Barry John Barry ... Pewter
John Warren John Warren ... Coffee Dan
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PC 49 grapples with a beautiful artist's model in a case involving the murder of a millionaire.

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Mystery | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1951 (UK) See more »

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Hammer Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Campbell Singer took over the role of Sergeant Wright from Eric Phillips who played the part on the radio and in the previous film. See more »


Soundtracks

Oh! You Beautiful Doll
Music by Nat Ayer
Lyrics by A. Seymour Brown
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A Case for Della Dainton
10 November 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Fashion model Christine Norden gets a threatening letter from an old boyfriend, so Reece gets sent in to guard her in plain clothes and witnesses his death .... or does he? Reece's girlfriend, Joy Shelton, has her doubts, and pursues the case, and opens a can of worms.

For the first half of the movie, it seems like it's half silly and half stupid, but there are enough bits to let the viewer know that something else is going on, and there's a pretty good twist two-thirds of the way through. Although PC 49 is a kind-hearted lummox, and clearly incompetent to be more than a beat bobby, Miss Shelton makes a pretty good tec at the end. The final confrontation also has some fine noirish cinematography by Walter J. Harvey, It's never more than a second feature, but it's a satisfying example, with lots of plot and good camera-work -- although whoever chose the stock music didn't think too hard about the choices.


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