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The Stolen Crime 

A man demands to be arrested for murdering his wealthy wife, whose death is attributed to natural causes.

Director:

Arthur Crabtree

Writers:

Paul Tabori (script), John Dickson Carr (based on: "The Department of Queer Complaints" by) (as Carter Dickson)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Colonel March Of Scotland Yard
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Glyn Houston ... Peter Ridgway
Josephine Douglas Josephine Douglas ... Jennifer Lane
Amy Dalby Amy Dalby ... Aunt Josephine
Walter Horsbrugh Walter Horsbrugh ... Butler
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A man demands to be arrested for murdering his wealthy wife, whose death is attributed to natural causes.

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

One of the guest stars, Josephine Douglas, has the same name as one of the characters in the story, Aunt Josephine Douglas. See more »

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Boris Karloff (Colonel March) speaks in American English by the use of the word ''specialty' instead of 'speciality'. See more »

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The Perfect Crime becomes The Stolen Crime
17 September 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Episode 19, "The Stolen Crime" begins with Peter Ridgway (Glyn Houston) asking Inspector Ames (Ewan Roberts) to arrest him for plotting the perfect murder of his wealthy wife, who does indeed turn up dead on the very night he had predicted, apparently of natural causes. His elderly Aunt Josephine (Amy Dalby) believes that her niece's secretary, Jennifer Lane (Josephine Douglas), is responsible for leading her nephew astray, but Colonel March learns that the Ridgway coin collection reveals a number of counterfeits replacing the more valued ones (what starts out as 'the perfect crime' ends up as 'the stolen crime'). Walter Horsbrugh makes a brief appearance as the butler, Jenkins.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1956 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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