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Dear Murderer (1947)





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When a wealthy man discovers that his wife is having an affair, he murders her lover, committing the perfect crime. ~ Rovi
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Eric Portman
as Lee Warren
Greta Gynt
as Vivien Warren
Dennis Price
as Richard Fenton
Maxwell Reed
as Jimmy Martin
Jack Warner
as Inspector Pembury
Hazel Court
as Avis Fenton
Andrew Crawford
as Sgt. Fox
Charles Rolfe
as Prison Warden
Helen Burls
as Charwoman
Victor Hagen
as American Barman
Ernest Butcher
as Hall Porter
John Blythe
as Ernie
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Crisply directed and acted.

Full Review… | October 23, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Dear Murderer

My fool's paradise didn't last long. Lee Warren is a very successful businessman that often has to be out of town for work. While away on an extended trip, his communications with his wife suddenly stops and he begins hearing rumors of frequent dates with men. He returns home to confront her most recent boyfriend, and plans an extravagant murder that kills that boyfriend and frames another. Can he overcome his conscious and execute the perfect crime? "You're a bit of a failure as a lawyer. I'm glad life didn't depend on your arguments." Arthur Crabtree, director of Horrors of the Black Museum, Quartet, Madonna of the Seven Moons, Fiend without a Face, and Death Over my Shoulder, delivers Dear Murderer. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and unfolds masterfully. The acting was very good and the cast includes Eric Portman, Greta Gynt, Dennis Price, and Hazel Court. "You can't kill them all you fool." I came across this on Netflix and thought it would be a nice classic thriller. This was very well done with some painful twists. The back and forth treachery between the characters was fun and the conclusion unfolds well. I recommend giving this a shot if you're a fan of the genre. "He changed his mind or someone changed it for him." Grade: B

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Not exactly film noir, but close. Film gris? A good thriller, in any case, some wonderful 40's hair styles.

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