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Murder!
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Director:
Writers:
Clemence Dane (from: "Enter Sir John") and
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Release Date:
24 November 1930 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Possibly the slowest Hitchcock! See more (45 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
Clemence Dane (from: "Enter Sir John") and
Helen Simpson (from: "Enter Sir John")

Alfred Hitchcock (adapted by) and
Walter C. Mycroft (adapted by) (as Walter Mycroft)

Alma Reville (scenario)

Produced by
John Maxwell .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jack E. Cox (photography) (as J.J. Cox)
 
Film Editing by
Rene Marrison (film edited by)
 
Art Direction by
John Mead  (as J.F. Mead)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Mills .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Proud .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Cecil Thornton .... sound recordist (as Cecil V. Thornton)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Langley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Emile de Ruelle .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
John Reynders .... musical director
 
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Runtime:
104 min | USA:92 min | Argentina:102 min | USA:100 min (TCM print: British version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (R.C.A. Photo Phone)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 (1995) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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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:
Continuity: When Sir John interviews Diana in jail, they are shown sitting at opposite ends of a table in long-shot. The widths of the planks that make up the tabletop reveal that, in closeups, they are both seated at the same end of the table.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67See more »

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13 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Possibly the slowest Hitchcock!, 4 January 1999
Author: George S. Davis (mgeorges@prodigy.net) from Silver Spring, MD, USA

Hitchcock himself liked this film, mainly because of certain innovations contained in it; the use of a stream-of-consciousness voice-over, for example. There are some scenes and shots that make MURDER worth seeing, but I must say that this film moves extremely slowly. One reason is the sometimes nearly unbearable amount of space between spoken lines. I understand that Hitchcock was experimenting with improvisation of dialogue, and the result was a movie that drags.

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