Murder at the Windmill
|Murder at the Windmill|
|Directed by||Val Guest|
|Produced by||Nat Cohen|
|Written by||Val Guest|
|Based on||original story by Val Guest|
|Music by||Ronald Hanmer|
|Edited by||Douglas Myers|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors (UK)|
Monogram Pictures (USA)
A spectator is shot during a performance at London's Windmill Theatre, causing the Metropolitan police to investigate.
In the Radio Times, David McGillivray wrote, "partly filmed in situ, with performers and staff playing themselves, this creaky whodunnit is a valuable record, within the bounds of the strict censorship of the day, of the lowbrow songs and sketches that made the theatre famous. Jimmy Edwards's spot, dreadful now, was thought hilarious at the time, and won the whiskery comic his part in radio's celebrated Take It from Here" ; while TV Guide thought the film was "hampered by trite dialog and an easy solution," and "the mystery is little more than an excuse to film a few song and dance numbers. These are nicely staged and come off a good deal better than the investigation."
- Article on the Film "Murder at the Windmill." From the 1949 magazine 'Film and Art Reel.' No 1. Vol 6 at Arthur Lloyd website accessed 24 June 2014
- Page on movie at Arthur Lloyd accessed 24 June 2014
- David McGillivray. "Murder at the Windmill". RadioTimes.
- "Mystery At The Burlesque". TV Guide.