The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Police Detective Film, Whodunit  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Edgar Allan Poe's classic 1841 detective story Murders in the Rue Morgue was adapted for television by David Epstein. Two women--a mother and a daughter--are brutally killed in their tiny Paris apartment. There are no eyewitnesses, and the earwitnesses are wildly contradictory. The evidence points to a man of superhuman strength: perhaps it was the girl's jealous fiance. Enter consulting detective C. Auguste Dupin (George C. Scott), who with a methodical application of logic solves the mystery. The younger of the two unfortunate ladies was played by Rebecca De Mornay, still in her ingenue phase. Murders in the Rue Morgue was originally telecast December 7, 1986.




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