Moss Rose (1947)
A film directed by Gregory Ratoff

Genre: Mystery / Thriller

Film Review

Moss Rose is an American thriller film first released on 30th May 1947, directed by Gregory Ratoff. Cinematography was by Joseph MacDonald and the film was scored by David Buttolph. It is based on a novel by Joseph Shearing and stars Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, Vincent Price and Margo Woode.   It is a Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation production, produced by Gene Markey and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 22 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Moss Rose is: good - passable entertainment.

Other memorable films that have been directed by Gregory Ratoff include: Rose of Washington Square (1939), Wife, Husband and Friend (1939), The Corsican Brothers (1941) and That Dangerous Age (1949). The actor Victor Mature has also appeared in: Footlight Serenade (1942), Samson and Delilah (1949), Safari (1956) and China Doll (1958).

Other mystery/thriller films of the 1940s from USA that you may be interested in are: Harold Clurman's Deadline at Dawn (1946), Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear (1944), Roy William Neill's Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943), Roy William Neill's The Spider Woman (1944) and Roy William Neill's Terror by Night (1946).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Gregory Ratoff
  • Script: Jules Furthman, Gene Markey, Tom Reed, Leonardo Bercovici, Niven Busch, Joseph Shearing (novel)
  • Photo: Joseph MacDonald
  • Music: David Buttolph
  • Cast: Peggy Cummins (Belle Adair aka Rose Lynton), Victor Mature (Michael Drego), Ethel Barrymore (Lady Margaret Drego), Vincent Price (Police Inspector R. Clinner), Margo Woode (Daisy Arrow), George Zucco (Craxton - the butler), Patricia Medina (Audrey Ashton), Rhys Williams (Deputy Inspector Evans), Norman Ainsley (Deputy Coroner), Harry Allen (Threadbare Little Man), Frank Baker (Lodger), Billy Bevan (White Horse Cabby), Barbara Blaine (Dancer), Clifford Brooke (Chemist), Charlene Brooks (Dancer), Colin Campbell (Art Gallery Attendant), Leonard Carey (Coroner), Russ Clark (Constable), Michael Dyne (Asst. Hotel Manager), Paul England (Publican), Al Ferguson (Constable), Alex Frazer (Landlord), John Goldsworthy (Minister), Alec Harford (Cassian - Bookseller), Sam Harris (Family Solicitor)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 82 min

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