Friday Night Movie Number 67 – Jigsaw

Tonight’s offering is a bit of an unusual but delightfully interesting find. Jigsaw, made in 1949 is a very noir type crime drama but with a curious plot and some twists.

Jigsaw is set in an American city where a printer was found dead, presumably from suicide. It turns out that this printer had been doing work for an extremist racialist group, although the film doesn’t make it clear just what group the extremists were said to be opposed to. The local District Attorney, Howard Molloy, believes that the printer did not kill himself and was murdered by members or supporters of the extremist group.

When a journalist friend of Molloy’s, who had written critically about the extremist group, is found murdered, Molloy realises that there is now no doubt that he is dealing with murder.

Molloy enlists the help of influential friends and investigates the extremist group and what and who he finds shocks him and gives him the answer to just who is controlling the group and why they are doing it.

I dont’ want to give too much of the plot away because I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it before, but I will say this it’s quite a gripping plot and well worth watching. I hope you enjoy this film as much as I have enjoyed it.