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      The List of Adrian Messenger

      Released May 29, 1963 1 hr. 38 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      64% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 500+ Ratings Audience Score British army Col. Anthony Gethryn (George C. Scott) is contacted by his old friend, Adrian Messenger (John Merivale), to investigate 11 men, whose names Messenger provides. After a plane carrying Messenger is blown up by a mysterious perpetrator, Gethryn determines that the men on the list had been prisoners of war in Burma during World War II -- and that someone connected to a minor British aristocrat (Clive Brook) is methodically murdering each man on the list. Read More Read Less

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      Steve D Effective thriller with a great cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/24 Full Review delysid d a confusing but wholesome movie with kirk douglas and george c scott Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/23/22 Full Review Matthew D Big stars are cast for the sake of casting them. Most of them are in cameo rolls where they don't get to do anything. The movie itself wasn't very satisfying either. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 08/15/21 Full Review Audience Member Entertaining, but it doesn't captivate you. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review deana p great movie dunno why it's rated so low Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The best mystery movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Variety Staff Variety An even more damaging miscue is the utilization of stars who are hidden behind facial disguises in fundamentally inconsequential roles. Feb 5, 2008 Full Review Tom Milne Time Out Saddled with an incredibly creaky whodunit plot, this thriller should really have been set in Victorian times to accommodate its villain with a passion for disguises, its Holmesian detective in a bowler hat, its murder in a fog-bound Limehouse. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Sergio Benítez Espinof A 'smaller' film from John Huston still serves to give lessons in planning, execution and narration, and 'The List of Adrian Messenger' is no exception. [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 4, 2019 Full Review Dwight MacDonald Esquire Magazine If one takes the film straight, it's hard to believe that the man who made The Maltese Falcon also set this turkey waddling. Aug 12, 2019 Full Review TV Guide Convoluted but absorbing. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 5, 2008 Full Review Jake Euker F5 (Wichita, KS) Rated: 3/5 Feb 18, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis British army Col. Anthony Gethryn (George C. Scott) is contacted by his old friend, Adrian Messenger (John Merivale), to investigate 11 men, whose names Messenger provides. After a plane carrying Messenger is blown up by a mysterious perpetrator, Gethryn determines that the men on the list had been prisoners of war in Burma during World War II -- and that someone connected to a minor British aristocrat (Clive Brook) is methodically murdering each man on the list.
      Director
      John Huston
      Screenwriter
      Philip MacDonald, Anthony Veiller
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal International Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal/Universal Int
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 29, 1963, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 11, 2010
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm, 1.66:1