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The King Murder (1932)

A beautiful blonde makes a career out of seducing and then blackmailing wealthy married men. She is found murdered after demanding a $5000 payoff from her latest victim, and the detective ... See full summary »

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Detective Chief Henry Barton
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Elizabeth Hawthorn
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Pearl Hope
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Miriam King
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Jose Moreno
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Arthur B. Bronnell
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Philip Scott
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Van Kempen
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A beautiful blonde makes a career out of seducing and then blackmailing wealthy married men. She is found murdered after demanding a $5000 payoff from her latest victim, and the detective investigating the case finds out that she was involved in a lot more than just blackmail. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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10 October 1932 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The film was fairly closely based on the real-life murder of New York showgirl Dorothy "Dot" King in March 1923. Like the character of Miriam King in the movie, the real Dot King was both a perpetrator and a victim of blackmail, and was having simultaneous affairs with at least two rich married men. Other films inspired by the Dot King murder include The Canary Murder Case (1929) and The Naked City (1948). See more »

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El Choclo
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Music by Angel Gregorio Villoldo
Played by the band during a nightclub scene
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Sometimes There's Payback
25 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is about philandering. It has at the center, a gold digger who is using planned extortion to get what she wants. She sets herself up, leaving little choice among her victims. Of course, the men are truly culpable and deserve much of what they get. The conclusion is pretty far fetched. If you are old enough to own a phonograph (turntable) you will get my point. The bad guys are depending a lot on some pretty random incompetence. This is interesting and has a few twists and turns, so it's not bad, but the conclusion is unsatisfying. The character of the young woman is pretty well portrayed and the acting isn't too bad. Still, it could have been better with a little more imagination.


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