#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After a dancer disappears, the police enlist an American friend of hers, Sandra Carpenter, to answer advertisements in the personal columns, and lure the killer.
Plot: Sandra Carpenter is a London-based dancer who is distraught to learn that her friend has disappeared. Soon after the disappearance, she’s approached by Harley Temple, a police investigator who believes her friend has been murdered by a serial killer who uses personal ads to find his victims. Temple hatches a plan to catch the killer using Sandra as bait, and Sandra agrees to help.
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An EXCELLENT film!
For those of you who only know Ms. Ball as the “dizzy redhead” in the 50’s sitcoms, you’re in for a TREAT!
Before making the above, she was in many films — Marx Brothers, The “Annabel” series, and this great film.
Backed by a solid cast (Zucco, Sanders, Karloff, Napier, Coburn), she acts as the “bait” to lure a London killer out of hiding.
Even tho (at least to ME) it was obvious who the killer is, it is fascinating watching her in a non-comedy role! And, she certainly was lovely!
If you get a chance to see this, DO SO! You won’t be disappointed! It’s a shame that she didn’t make more films in this genre.
A shadow in So Ho commits poetry with murder.
It’s pretty obvious from the beginning who the shadow is, and the only clues to the sinister crimes come from a series of poetry letters. The poor victim of the final walk to fate gets the opening, and as soon as you see his silhouette, it’s obvious that the end might not be imminent, but certainly soon. A lack of opening credits deliberately adds to the intrigue, with Charles Coburn leading the investigation into unknown crimes involving a series of letters, while the innocent lass (ironically named Lucy) tells her pal, Lucille Ball, about the mysterious gentleman she’s been seeing. Lucy soon disappears, leading Lucille to begin her own search.
While this brilliant thriller is set in modern times, it could easily be set in the days of Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, and Queen Victoria. The fog is thick, the gaslights are barely lit, and the thick sound of cockney accents fill the air. When Coburn and Ball get together, the chemistry he shared with Jean Arthur is almost immediately forgotten. He’s seemingly lecherous (with a cause) and she’s no nonsense and filled with the cynical wisecrack of a showgirl who’s obviously been around. In short, she’s as far from McGillicuddy, Ricardo, Carmichael and Carter as she can get, basically a nicer version of her showgirl from “The Big Street”.
The colorful characters she meets along the way are brilliantly constructed, a character actor’s dream. From Coburn to dashing George Sanders to urbane Sir Cedric Hardwicke to Boris Karloff, anything is possible in this shadowy night world where courageous Lucy proves herself to be any of these men’s equals. Had she not gone onto TV comedy, she may have had a shot at real dramatic acting, directed here by none other than Douglas Sirk, a master of melodrama. Karloff (along with Anne Codee as his partner in lunacy) is hysterically funny, although certainly not sane.
What makes this film so much fun is the combination of Gothic mystery, light farce, a bit of film noir and of course, Lucy, makes this a must. It features an outstanding technical look with an incredible set design, superb photography, a wonderful musical score and unsurpassed pacing. The film gets episodic as it moves along, with George Zucco and Alan Mowbray popping in for amusing bits. Coburn, totally adorable in every nuance of his performance, plays well opposite Lucy, and it’s a shame that this was their only pairing. Once you begin this film, you’ll be lured in as I was, and there is no return until it is all over.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Director Douglas Sirk
Writer Leo Rosten, Jacques Companéez, Ernst Neubach
Actors George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,812.7 m (11 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm