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Murder in the Blue Room (1944)

A party is thrown at a haunted mansion, people start to die, and a man who spent a night in the "blue room" disappears.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Stanley Davis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anne Gwynne ... Nan
Donald Cook ... Steve
John Litel ... Frank Baldrich
Grace McDonald ... Peggy
Betty Kean Betty Kean ... Betty
June Preisser ... Jerry
Regis Toomey ... Inspector McDonald
Nella Walker ... Linda Baldrich
Andrew Tombes ... Dr. Carroll
Ian Wolfe ... Edwards
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Hannagan
Bill Williams ... Larry (as Bill MacWilliams)
Frank Marlowe ... Curtin
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A party is thrown at a haunted mansion, people start to die, and a man who spent a night in the "blue room" disappears.

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IT'S MUR-DER TO MUSIC..! (US poster, all caps) (see http://www.emovieposter.com/agallery/archiveitem/10786511.html)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crimen del cuarto azul See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Universal had previously used the song The Boogie Woogie Boogie Man in their 1941 musical Sing Another Chorus. See more »

Quotes

Betty: I know about this house - it's haunted. I read about it in the Sunday Magazine section.
Jerry: You did *what*?
Jerry: [slight pause] Well, somebody read it to me... but I know it's haunted.
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Connections

Remake of The Missing Guest (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boogie Woogie Boogie Man
(uncredited)
Written by Milton Rosen and Everett Carter
Performed by Grace McDonald, Jane Kean and June Preisser
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The Jazzy Belles show
4 March 2010 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

A party is thrown at a haunted house where a man was murdered in the "blue room" 20 years earlier. The room has not been opened since. That night, Larry (Bill Williams) spends the night there. In the morning, he has disappeared. The following night, Steve (Donald Cook) stays the night there with a similar outcome. On the 3rd night, it is the turn of the Jazzy Belles.....can they solve the mystery...?...

This is a quick paced mystery with musical numbers courtesy of the Jazzy Belles. They sing and dance for 2 numbers and have a 3rd dance routine, all of which are good and performed in an Andrews Sisters swing style. A 3rd song is sung by the party host Anne Gwynne and is dubbed by Martha Tilton - that's why it sounds so good! The mystery keeps you guessing and the film is played as a comedy ...... and there's a ghost....!


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