Release date15 November 1963 (London) (UK) Based onnovel by Laurence Payne WriterPatrick Campbell, Vivienne Knight, Laurence Payne (novel)
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Girl in the Headlines (AKA The Model Girl Murder Case ) is a 1963 British detective film directed by Michael Truman and starring Ian Hendry, Ronald Fraser, Jeremy Brett and Jane Asher. It is based on the novel 'The Nose on my Face' by actor Laurence Payne.
Inspector Birkett and Sergeant Saunders are called in to investigate the murder of a glamorous model. It becomes apparent the girl had led a chequered life and that her acquaintances included drug dealers. Jordan Barker and Hammond Barker are reluctant to help but when the police finally make an arrest, another murder occurs in a seedy Soho Jazz café. But are the two murders connected?
Ian Hendry - Inspector Birkett
Ronald Fraser - Sergeant Saunders
Margaret Johnston - Mrs Gray
Natasha Parry - Perlita Barker
Jeremy Brett - Jordan Barker
Kieron Moore - Herter
Peter Arne - Hammond Barker
Jane Asher - Lindy Birkett
Rosalie Crutchley - Maude Klein
Robert Harris - William Lamotte
Duncan Macrae - Barney
Zena Walker - Mildred Birkett
James Villiers - David Dane
Alan White - Inspector Blackwell
Martin Boddey - Inspector
Marie Burke - Madame Lavalle
Patrick Holt - Walbrook
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'Britmovie' called the film a "cleverly plotted thriller directed by ex-Ealing editor/producer Michael Truman...Hendry’s committed performance and Fraser’s underplayed support dominate the film as the two policemen on the case."