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The Secret Witness (1931)

A wealthy, cheating husband is found murdered in his penthouse apartment. The police soon arrest a suspect, but the victim's downstairs neighbor believes the man is innocent and sets out to... See full summary »

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Una Merkel ...
William Collier Jr. ...
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Bella
Purnell Pratt ...
Capt. McGowan
Ralf Harolde ...
Lewis Leroy
Clyde Cook ...
Larson - Building Engineer
June Clyde ...
Tess Jones
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Gunner - Bodyguard
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Jeff - Building Janitor
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A wealthy, cheating husband is found murdered in his penthouse apartment. The police soon arrest a suspect, but the victim's downstairs neighbor believes the man is innocent and sets out to prove who really committed the murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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murder | adultery | based on novel | See All (3) »

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Best mystery drama you've ever seen!

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12 December 1931 (USA)  »

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Penthouse Murder  »

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Originally produced by Famous Attractions for independent release as "Pentouse Murder", it was bought by Columbia Pictures, retitled "The Secret Witness" and released as a Columbia picture. See more »

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Bella: [Speaking to friend on phone with notorious lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness on desk] What am I doing? Oh, I've been reading a book. Oh, it's a book about... Well, can't quite make it out.
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Average 1931 mystery
17 June 2002 | by (Tulsa, OK) – See all my reviews

The best thing about this movie is the Art Deco set design of the apartments. It's not bad, but I can't really recommend it (unless you're a Zasu Pitts completist or something). I'll give it a 6/10.


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