Moss Rose

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When a music-hall dancer is murdered, a moss rose marks the page of a Bible next to her body. Luckily, another chorus girl (Peggy Cummins) saw a gentleman (Victor Mature) leaving the lodgings. She approaches him directly, saying she'll go to the police if he doesn't meet her demands, but he brushes her off contemptuously. When he learns she's dead serious, he tries to buy her off with a thick wad of pound notes. But it's not money she's after; all she wants is two weeks at his country estate, living the life of a `lady.'

  1. Joseph Shearing


  2. Tom Reed


  3. Jules Furthman


  4. Gregory Ratoff


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  1. Peggy Cummins

    Peggy Cummins

    Belle Adair aka Rose Lynton

  2. Victor Mature

    Victor Mature

    Michael Drego

  3. Ethel Barrymore

    Ethel Barrymore

    Lady Margaret Drego

  4. Vincent Price

    Vincent Price

    Police Inspector R. Clinner

  5. Margo Woode

    Margo Woode

    Daisy Arrow

  6. George Zucco

    George Zucco

    Craxton - the butler

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • May 30, 1947



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

As I lay me down to sleep...

Moss Rose is directed by Gregory Ratoff and adapted to screenplay by Niven Busch, Jules Furthman and Tom Reed from the novel The Crime of Laura Saurelle written by Joseph Shearing. It stars Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, Vincent Price, Margo Woode, George Zucco, Patricia Medina and Rhys Williams. Music is by David Buttolph and cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.

Somebody is killing Michael Drego's (Mature) lovers and leaving behind a bible and a compressed dried moss rose. When her dancer friend is one of the victims, Belle Adair (Cummins) thi... read the rest.

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