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Murder! (1930)

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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)  »

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Assassinato  »

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(R.C.A. Photo Phone)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Sir John thinks out loud in front of a mirror had to be filmed with a recording of the lines and a thirty piece orchestra hidden behind the set as it was not possible to post-dub the soundtrack later. See more »

Goofs

A mid-shot of Sir John shaving shows him shaving off all the shave cream. A closer shot a moment later shows a dab of shave cream still on his chin. 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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Referenced in Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) See more »

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Prelude
(1865) (uncredited)
from "Tristan und Isolde"
Music by Richard Wagner
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Slow-Moving, But Stick Around for the Ending
10 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alfred Hitchcock's Murder! is not a great film, but I give it *** out of ****, so it must be good, and it is. The acting is good, the premise is intriguing, but the film being extremely slow-moving, makes the film boring at times, but it is still at times a quite mesmerizing film that is worth is just for the extraordinary ending. The plot deals with a woman( Norah Baring) being accused of murder, and a juror( a great Herbert Marshall) being almost sure that she is not the killer, and attempting to find this killer. I will not reveal any more of the plot to you, as I think that this film deserved to be seen, not just read. It is not one of Hitchcock's more popular films, and not one of his best. It is an early talkie, so be prepared for a poor print. But past that and it's slow-moving flaws, it's a well-acted film that deserves to be seen.


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