Jigsaw (1962)

Director
Val Guest

Main cast
Jack Warner; Ronald Lewis; Yolande Donlan; Michael Goodliffe; John Le Mesurier

Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Description
A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove but also further afield.


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