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The Studio Murder Mystery (1929)

Philandering actor Richard Hardell is murdered at a movie studio. His jealous wife Blanche, his director Rupert Borka, and a girl he mistreated, Helen MacDonald, all have substantial ... See full summary »

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Helen MacDonald
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Rupert Borka
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Richard Hardell
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George (Studio Gateman)
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Blanche Hardell
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MacDonald - the Studio Watchman
Donald MacKenzie ...
Captain Coffin
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Ted MacDonald
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Detective Lieutenant Dirk
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Philandering actor Richard Hardell is murdered at a movie studio. His jealous wife Blanche, his director Rupert Borka, and a girl he mistreated, Helen MacDonald, all have substantial reasons for having wanted him dead. Written by Anonymous

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1 June 1929 (USA)  »

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One of the earliest 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 MCA ever since. See more »

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Rupert Borka: No, no, no. That is terrible. Get up.
Richard Hardell: Well, what's the matter?
Rupert Borka: Matter? Well you cannot act. That is all. You do not feel it; you do not think it. Bah!
Richard Hardell: Want me to try again?
Rupert Borka: What for? I told you all week that you cannot act. Then I thought maybe if we came here and rehearsed here alone tonight... but it is useless. Why that dummy has more feeling than you.
Richard Hardell: Ohhh
[throws dummy out of chair and onto floor]
Richard Hardell: Now look here, Borka. Why don't you play ball? You agreed to give this part to the winner of ...
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References The Benson Murder Case (1930) See more »

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Interesting look at Paramount lot in 1929
10 December 2007 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is a very interesting look at the Paramount lot in 1929.In the film within a film inside the studio the "film" being made is clearly a silent.The camearmen are cranking their cameras by hand and there is a small orchestra to give mood music to the actors.However on the back lot they are making a sound film as is apparent from the man at a control board.Much of the early action takes place by the famous main gate.Beyond this the copy that i have is from a rather battered print,so it is hard at times to make out what the actors are saying.It is a typical whodunit from the early talkie days with a very young Frederick March.Worth viewing for its historic interest.


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