The List of Adrian Messenger (Blu-ray)
The most bizarre murder mystery ever conceived!
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Blu-ray BD-R Details
- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.85:1
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: April 17, 2018
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||George C. Scott, Dana Wynter & Clive Brook|
|Performer:||Kirk Douglas, Herbert Marshall, Gladys Cooper, Marcel Dalio, Bernard Archard & Frank Sinatra|
|Directed by||John Huston|
|Edited by||Terry O. Morse|
|Screenplay by||Anthony Veiller|
|Composition by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Art Direction by||Alexander Golitzen, Stephen Grimes & George C. Webb|
|Story by||Philip MacDonald|
|Cameo:||Robert Mitchum, Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis|
|Produced by||Edward Lewis|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph MacDonald|
An even more damaging miscue is the utilization of stars who are hidden behind facial disguises in fundamentally inconsequential roles. Full Review
If one takes the film straight, it's hard to believe that the man who made The Maltese Falcon also set this turkey waddling. Full Review
Huston displays a heavy hand, demanding our indulgence. Full Review
A 'smaller' film from John Huston still serves to give lessons in planning, execution and narration, and 'The List of Adrian Messenger' is no exception. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Convoluted but absorbing. Full Review
Saddled with an incredibly creaky whodunit plot, this thriller should really have been set in Victorian times to accommodate its villain with a passion for disguises, its Holmesian detective in a bowler hat, its murder in a fog-bound Limehouse.
A captivating murder mystery, and although the viewer finds out fairly early on who the killer is, the mystery of his motive and the suspense of his capture are sufficient to keep one glued to the screen.
Description by OLDIES.com:
A retired officer (George C. Scott) must uncover the identity of a mass murderer who is killing off the potential heirs to a family fortune. The only clues are the names on the list of murdered heir Adrian Messenger. The tension builds as the final evil unfolds during a suspense-filled fox hunt. Let the chase begin!