The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986)

TV Movie   |  PG   |    |  Crime, Mystery, Horror


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A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

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5 September 1999 | FISHCAKE
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| Closest yet to Poe, but still not quite there
While the basic crime plot of Poe's story is the framework of this color film noir, we have tacked onto it a melange of elements not in the story, not the least of which is having Dupin as a cashiered, or maybe just retired, Inspector of Police. The "real" Dupin was often consulted by the Prefect of Police, but he was a private citizen, a recluse if you will, with marvelous powers of ratiocination. Furthermore, where did the writers get the idea that the Prefect hated Dupin. According to the stories he pretended a supercilious attitude, but knew that often without Dupin he was nowhere. In this film, we see Dupin at work but get no details about his "ratiocination". It's a good cast, though, and interesting seeing them at work. Give it an A+ for atmosphere, but a C- for classic tale telling.

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