Wanted for Murder (1946)

Director
Lawrence Huntington

Main cast
Eric Portman; Dulcie Gray; Derek Farr; Roland Culver; Stanley Holloway

Genres
Crime, Drama

Description
Wanted For Murder tells the haunting tale of a serial killer who falls in love with an intended victim.


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