Wanted for Murder (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wanted for Murder (1946)




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Anne Fielding (Dulcie Gray), a shop clerk, meets Jack Williams (Derek Farr), a bus conductor, on the London Underground. She's delayed by the train for a meeting with her friend Victor Colebrooke (Eric Portman) at Hampstead Heath; the two of them take a liking to each other while she's trying to find Victor. She finally locates him and they leave at virtually the same moment that a young woman is found strangled -- the latest in a series of six stranglings in London. The police investigate anyone who might have been with the victim -- that includes Jack, who was seen leaving in a fury late in the evening, and Victor, whose handkerchief was found in the vicinity of the body by a derelict. In a neatly Hitchcockian twist, however, the police soon get on to the right man, but between the ineptitude of one officer and sheer bad luck, Scotland Yard is unable to make an arrest or even secure a search warrant. A bizarre cat-and-mouse game ensues as Inspector Conway (Roland Culver) tries to pressure the killer into tipping his hand, which puts Anne in deadly danger. It all comes down to a race against time through London as all of the threads draw together, but around whose neck? ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

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Eric Portman
as Victor Colebrooke
Dulcie Gray
as Anne Fielding
Derek Farr
as Jack Williams
Roland Culver
as Inspector Conway
Stanley Holloway
as Sgt. Sullivan
Barbara Everest
as Mrs. Colebrooke
Jenny Laird
as Jeannie McLaren
Bonar Colleano
as Cpl. Mappolo
John Salew
as Walters
Moira Lister
as Miss Willis
Viola Lyel
as Mrs. Cooper
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Critic Reviews for Wanted for Murder

All Critics (5)

efficient and effective low-budget style, which makes good use of actual London locations and eschews anything overtly flashy

June 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Film noir with a British bent.

April 30, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

...perfectly watchable (if palpably padded-out) from start to finish.

January 13, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

An appealing crime thriller.

September 7, 2004 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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