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Murder with Pictures (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery | 25 September 1936 (USA)
Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photographer Kent Murdock is on the story. Girard and lawyer Redfield throw a party for the news men where Murdock ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

George Harmon Coxe (screenplay), Sidney Salkow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lew Ayres ... Kent Murdock
Gail Patrick ... Meg Archer
Paul Kelly ... I.B. McGoogin
Benny Baker ... Phil Doane
Ernest Cossart ... Stanley Redfield
Onslow Stevens ... Nate Girard
Joyce Compton ... Hester Boone
Anthony Nace ... Joe Cusick
Joe Sawyer ... Inspector Bacon (as Joseph Sawyer)
Don Rowan ... Siki
Frank Sheridan ... Police Chief
Irving Bacon ... Keough
Purnell Pratt ... Editor
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Storyline

Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photographer Kent Murdock is on the story. Girard and lawyer Redfield throw a party for the news men where Murdock romances a mystery woman who confronted Girard in front of him, but Murdock's fiance Hester shows up. After they return to his apartment, have a fight, and she leaves, the mystery woman slips in and begs for his help. Police Inspector Bacon and the cops show up, looking for the mystery woman; Murdock hides her. Murdock goes with the cops to discuss the murder the woman is suspected of. Bacon explains (in flashback) how some photographers were setting up a shot with Girard and Redfield. When the flashbulbs popped, Redfield keeled over dead and the woman, Meg Archer, fled while the newsmen ran out to phone their papers. The newsmen (who were rounded up later as thoroughly as possible) are taken into police custody, except for Murdock (who wasn't at the scene), who is given a cap on the sly by rival McGoogin.... Written by D Jensen, Indiana

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calibre ton 9 m.m. See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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At the newspaper photo shop department, when Meg comes looking for Murdock, she drops a key, presumably from Murdock's apartment. It was for Room 318, but in more than one shot, Murdock's apartment door clearly showed he lived in 315. See more »

Quotes

Hester Boone: [Catching Murdock with Meg a second time] Maybe you'd like me to wear a bell or something.
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Fast Moving B-Movie suspenser
20 July 2001 | by cinema_universeSee all my reviews

In a nutshell, Lew Ayers is a newspaperman who tries to scoop all others in his field. Gail Patrick as Meg (nick-named NutMeg in this film) is wonderful as a daughter out to avenge a wrong done to her father. Gail Patrick is a much under-rated actress, and one wonders why she didn't get better roles in big budget A-movies. If you really like Patrick, I recommend that you see: "Quiet Please, Murder", which is a far superior B-movie mystery than is this film.

This neat little suspense yarn is quite atmospheric, with courtroom dramatics, fast gunplay, and a tight little mystery that can only be solved by a picture photographed by one of the newspapermen present when a high-priced criminal lawyer falls over dead. Of course, the picture disappears. Did the killer take it? Only one way to find out!


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