The List of Adrian Messenger
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The List of Adrian Messenger
Adrian Messenger (John Merivale) asks his friend, British colonel Anthony Gethryn (George C. Scott), to check on the whereabouts of the eleven men named on a written list. Not long afterward, the plane on which Messenger is travelling is deliberately blown up. The mystery killer slipped the bomb on the plane while disguised as a priest, and we soon learn that the killer adopts a different guise for each of his subsequent murders. As Gethryn tracks down the men on Messenger's list, he discovers that all had been POWs in the same Burmese stockade during World War II, and he deduces that the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An even more damaging miscue is the utilization of stars who are hidden behind facial disguises in fundamentally inconsequential roles."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Convoluted but absorbing."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Huston displays a heavy hand, demanding our indulgence."
‑ , Film4
"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."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Reasonably entertaining old-fashioned creaky whodunit."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A captivating murder mystery, and although the viewer finds out fairly early on who the killer is, the mystery of his motive and the suspense of his capture are sufficient to keep one glued to the screen."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"A thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery in the classic style."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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