Rent Jigsaw (1962)

3.6 of 5 from 69 ratings
1h 43min
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Inspired by the Brighton Trunk Murders in the 1930's, written and directed by Val Guest, this 1962 British Production starring Jack Warner as Detective Inspector Fellows is filmed in and around Brighton. It's a taut murder mystery and is not the usual Dixon of Dock Green cosy role for Warner. A woman is murdered and Fellows aided by Det Sgt Wilks, (Ronald Lewis) sift through the clues and suspects to complete the "Jigsaw" and find the killer.
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Val Guest
Voiced By:
Richard Vernon
Val Guest, Hillary Waugh
Renown Pictures
British Films, Drama, Thrillers
Release Date:
Run Time:
103 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
B & W

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Reviews (2) of Jigsaw

Excellent Murder Mystery - Jigsaw review by MD

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It's a fairly good recommendation,if Halliwell's Film Guide gives you a star award.Well Jigsaw has two stars.

Not surprisingly.It's good in every endeavour,and is equal to Val Guest's other 1961 offering The Day the Earth Caught Fire.

There is no let up in the way the story moves forward,not a single moment is wasted or doesn't contain a wry bit of humour,or telling comment.

Very cinematic,superbly acted and directed.A Taut,tense excellently tailored murder mystery.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Women behaving bizarrely - Jigsaw review by JT

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A seedy sixties Brighton backdrop provides the saving grace to this woefully dated film. The male cast carry off their roles passably with the help of a reasonable script. However the women (particularly Yolande Donlan as Jean) appear to have staggered off the set of Village of the Damned, so bizarre are their appalling lines and the deranged method of delivering them. This unfortunate pair swoon, weep and wimper their way through the film in a painful fashion. Sadly this harks back to a time when women in film were depicted as decorative airheads unable to function without a male to prop them up. Thankfully we’ve moved on somewhat and this disgracefully sexist writing wouldn’t make the grade today.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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