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Murder! (1930)

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:
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Norah Baring ...
Phyllis Konstam ...
Doucie Markham
Edward Chapman ...
Ted Markham
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Gordon Druce
Esme Percy ...
Donald Calthrop ...
Ion Stewart
Esme V. Chaplin ...
Prosecuting Counsel
Amy Brandon Thomas ...
Defending Counsel (as Amy Brandon-Thomas)
Joynson Powell ...
Judge
S.J. Warmington ...
Bennett
Marie Wright ...
Miss Mitcham
Hannah Jones ...
Mrs. Didsome
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Mrs. Grogram
R.E. Jeffrey ...
Foreman of the Jury
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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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| (TCM print: British)

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(R.C.A. Photo Phone)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The first film of Esme Percy. See more »

Goofs

When the jury is questioning Sir John, one of the jury members (Mr. Matthews) leans forward to say "That's right" then is shown with the crowd in the next shot and he suddenly is smoking. This happens twice. 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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Soundtracks

Prelude
(1865) (uncredited)
from "Tristan und Isolde"
Music by Richard Wagner
Heard on the radio
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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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