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Murder! (1930)

TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  24 November 1930 (USA)
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Herbert Marshall ...
Norah Baring ...
Phyllis Konstam ...
Edward Chapman ...
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Esme Percy ...
Donald Calthrop ...
Esme V. Chaplin ...
Amy Brandon Thomas ...
Defending Counsel (as Amy Brandon-Thomas)
Joynson Powell ...
S.J. Warmington ...
Marie Wright ...
Hannah Jones ...
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R.E. Jeffrey ...
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Storyline

The police find the actress, Diana Baring, near the body of her friend. All the circumstantial proofs seems to point to her and, at the end of the trial, she is condemned. Sir John Menier, a jury member, suspects Diana's boyfriend, who works as an acrobat wearing a dresses. Written by Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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24 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Assassinato  »

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| (TCM print: British)

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(R.C.A. Photo Phone)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first movie where a person's thoughts are presented on the soundtrack of the film. See more »

Goofs

While Diana and Sir John are talking in the prison, her hands go from both gripping the table to only the right hand gripping the table between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Old Woman: People ought to be ashamed of themselves, kicking up all that racket at this time of night.
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Connections

Version of Mary (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67
(1809) (uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played during the opening credits
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Early Hitchock Classic
10 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed viewing this great Hitchock Classic which was created in London, England in the early talkie films and the sound and production was very poor but Herbert Marshall, (Sir John Menier) gave an outstanding performance along with Norah Baring, (Diana Baring). Sir John Menier had to serve on a jury and make a very serious decision in a murder case concerning actors and a murder that occurred behind the scenes. Sir John was persuaded by his other jurors to convict Diana Baring of this crime which he did not really feel committed this murder. Diana is sentenced to prison and possibly death, but Sir John has a deep concern that she is innocent and decides to start his own investigation into this murder case in order to obtain Diana an appeal. This story goes very deep into this investigation and there are many suspects involved which adds greatly to this very secret murder mystery. Enjoy.


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