Lured

Synopsis: A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After a dancer disappears, the police enlist an American friend of hers, Sandra Carpenter, to answer advertisements in the personal columns, and lure the killer.
Director(s): Douglas Sirk
Production: United Artists
 
IMDB:
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
APPROVED
Year:
1947
102 min
5 Views

LURED:

Blue eyes. Meet me tonight

according to letter. Will wear a red

carnation, John

John? Good evening.

I'm blue eyes

- Oh, yes

- 'Murder in Soho'

Good morning

- Good morning

Good morning

- Marshall

Look

- Another poem? -Exactly

Elephants encircle her smooth

white arm. Good luck token to shield

...her from harm. This lovely child

with lustrous eyes. A beauty that...

...only death can enhance.

- Let's go to see the chief

And tell Barrington

to stand by

What's going on?

We just got another poem

It was posted last night

A beauty that only death

can enhance. Tonight, my friends...

...it's her final dance

The 'P' keys have fallen off the

alignment the 'R' is sometimes not

...clearly visible, a small broken

curve is found in all the letters 'E'

There's no doubt, this poem was

typed on the identical machine

...as the poems written before,

classified under...

...file Q140X

Thank you

Kind of paper, standard and cheap

81/2 by 111/2

Manufactured, like always, by

Stanton Milles, watermark Victoria

Victoria again

There's no ink stains

Typewriter ribbon probably...

...3 months old

No finger prints

Like always

What's this? Glove prints,

probably suede gloves

Evaluation of the typewriter,

chemical analysis, finger prints

The same information as on the

other 7 letters

And the other 7 girls disappeared

Exactly. There's a maniac homicidal

on the loose around London

A maniac who's weakness is

young and beautiful girls and we're...

...still far from his apprehension

The whole department is

racking their brains on this case

Racking their brains?

That's a mistake. We can keep...

...racking on our brains to the end

and innocent girls would keep...

...disappearing, like this one who's

fate has been shield by this poem.

It's not our brains what needs

to be squeezed...

But the brain who wrote this

The kind of beauty that only death...

...can enhance. Tonight my friends,

it's her final dance

50 beauties performing for you!

50 dream girls...

...to dream of!

Dreams, silky dreams!

Blonde beauties! Not only one but 50!

Gentleman, only for 6 pennies!

Thanks for the dance

- Come to have a drink

- No, I've got to go

- Come on just a drink

- Come on, enough, move on

- Alright, I'm sorry

My feet hurt. L'm glad it's only two

more hours

Two hours in this cement make it

seem longer than a 6 days bike race

In flew a dead duck

Come on darling, let's dance

Is there a stiff sticks reunion tonight?

I wish you two are very happy

Thank you

You must be the most beautiful girl

in here. The minute I laid my eyes

...on you I said to myself, Oswald,

that's my name, that's the most...

...beautiful girl in the old place

- Take it easy, I don't dance or have

bad intention, I want to talk

You can't take me home,

I don't finish until 2 a. m.

We can't go to have a drink

and I now what you want

No, no, lady, I'm a show agent, I've

watched you and you have personality

Wouldn't you wan t to work

in a fine place?

Don't tell me they need dancers in

Buckingham Palace

No, it's for a Night Club with

Fleming and Willes, the best places...

...in London. You are too pretty for

cheap places like this

I've heard that before

Not from me Miss, I'm Milton,

Mr. Fleming's agent...

...looking for beautiful girls

Ten a week and bonuses

There's an audition Monday at 9

I'll be there at 9 a. m. sharp

Not in the morning, this evening

Who's seen Mr. Fleming...

...up at 9 in the morning?

Look, an agent for a Night Club!

I'm not interested, tonight I'm

meeting my blue eyes and I'll say...

...good bye to this for good

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Leo Rosten

Leo Calvin Rosten (April 11, 1908 – February 19, 1997) was an American humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism, and Yiddish lexicography. He was also a political scientist interested especially in the relationship of politics and the media. more…

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