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The Truth About Murder (1946)

Approved | | Mystery | April 1946 (USA)
Christine, a lawyer closely working with District Attorney Lester Ashton, quits her job and joins his friend Bill's one-man buffet. Bill is drinking heavily because of his flirtatious wife.... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

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Lawrence Kimble (original screenplay), Hilda Gordon (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bonita Granville ... Christine Allen
Morgan Conway ... Dist. Atty. Lester Ashton
Rita Corday ... Peggy
Donald Douglas ... Paul Marvin (as Don Douglas)
June Clayworth ... Marsha Crane
Edward Norris ... William Ames Crane
Gerald Mohr ... Johnny Lacka
Michael St. Angel ... Hank
Tommy Noonan ... Jonesy (as Tom Noonan)
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Christine, a lawyer closely working with District Attorney Lester Ashton, quits her job and joins his friend Bill's one-man buffet. Bill is drinking heavily because of his flirtatious wife. Trying to help him they get involved in a murder. Now Christine and Lester must think of a way to have their mutual friend Bill cleared out. Written by BSK

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Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Mentem os Homens! See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Altoona Wednesday 20 June 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10); it first aired in Los Angeles Saturday 30 June 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9), in Philadelphia Tuesday 10 July 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Detroit Saturday 11 August 1956 on WJBK (Channel 2), in New York City Monday 29 October 1956 on WOR (Channel 9), in New Haven Sunday 11 November 1956 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Boston Monday 12 November 1956 on WNAC (Channel 7), and in Dayton Sunday 30 December 1956 on WLW-D (Channel 2). See more »

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Nice "B" Mystery
15 January 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Truth About Murder (1946)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fans of the mystery/murder genre should find this one entertaining enough to sit through. A husband finds out that his wife is about to leave him and before long she's found shot to death. The husband is arrested but his friend/attorney (Bonita Granville) thinks he's innocent so she sets out to prove it while her boyfriend/D.A. (Morgan Conway) tries to prove his guilt. THE TRUTH ABOUT MURDER is a pretty entertaining "B" film and especially for fans of Granville. Most film buffs will remember her as Nancy Drew and various other roles that she did as a child. It's always interesting seeing child stars in more adult roles and I thought Granville did a very good job here. She was quite believable in her part but she also managed to carry the film with her charm and especially with some nice comic timing. Conway was also very good in his supporting role and I thought the two stars had some nice chemistry together. The plot itself is a tad bit too easy to follow as it's very clear who the killer is, although the reason that comes out at the end was a bit far-fetched. Director Lew Landers at least keeps the pace of the film going very well and the 63-minutes fly by.


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