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A Blueprint for Murder(1953)

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Brief Synopsis

Two orphans, Polly and Doug, live with their stepmother Lynne; Polly collapses with the same mystery symptoms that killed her father. The kids' visiting uncle, Whitney Sargent, is warned that the symptoms match strychnine poisoning, but that poisoners are seldom detected and rarely convicted. Sure enough, no case can be made against the obvious suspect; so what can Whitney do to save the next victim?

Cast & Crew

Andrew Stone Director
Joseph Cotten Whitney "Cam" Cameron
Jean Peters Lynn Cameron
Gary Merrill Fred Sargent
Catherine McLeod Maggie Sargent
Jack Kruschen Hal Cole
Barney Phillips Capt. Pringle
Fred Ridgeway Doug Cameron
Joyce McCluskey Miss Bornwell
Mae Marsh Anna Swenson
Harry Carter Wheeler
Jonathan Hole Dr. Stevenson
Walter Sande John J. Henderson

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 24 Jul 1953; Los Angeles opening: 28 Aug 1953
Release Date:  1953 Production Date:  EBX; UCLA has a 35mm safety print R-FB0000030312, M20278; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  76 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,872    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • very good, engrossing

    joni 2013-11-02

    I just watched this movie. It was very good. As previous reviewers stated Joseph Cotten was his usual great. The story was different. MORE>

  • Blueprint for Murder -Jean Peters

    Leah 2012-11-16

    I had watched this movie years ago & forgot the title & any actors names. I searched for a long time & finally started looking up actresses... MORE>

  • Quite Good

    Laura J 2009-02-23

    I decided to watch this particular movie because Joseph COtten was in it and the storyline sounded interesting. Although Joseph Cotten was his usual best... MORE>