I Killed the Count (1939)

Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The British I Killed the Count was based on the tricky stage puzzler by Alec Coppel. Cockney comedian Syd Walker plays it more or less straight as Scotland Yard inspector Davidson, at present trying to determine who murdered the much-hated Count Mattoni (Leslie Perrins). The dilemma isn't that Davidson is suffering from a lack of witnesses. In fact, four different people come forth to confess to the killing--each of them with plenty of motive and opportunity. Originally released in the US by Grand National in 1939, I Killed the Count was reissued the following year as Who's Guilty? by Monogram. The original Coppel play was later adapted as a two-parter on TV's Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

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confession [criminal], confession-false, inspection, investigation, murder, police, witness