The List of Adrian Messenger
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

This kaleidoscopic murder mystery begins when Messinger (John Merivale) visits his friend Gethrin (George C. Scott). Messinger gives the retire air force colonel a list of twelve names and asks Gethrin to find the people on the list.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 29, 1963
DVD Release Date: January 12, 1994
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Variety Staff

An even more damaging miscue is the utilization of stars who are hidden behind facial disguises in fundamentally inconsequential roles.

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TV Guide

Convoluted but absorbing.

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Huston displays a heavy hand, demanding our indulgence.

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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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Reasonably entertaining old-fashioned creaky whodunit.

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Douglas Pratt

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.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery in the classic style.

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