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The King Murder (1932)

 -  Mystery  -  10 October 1932 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Conway Tearle ...
Detective Chief Henry Barton
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Elizabeth Hawthorn
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Pearl Hope
Dorothy Revier ...
Miriam King
Don Alvarado ...
Jose Moreno
Huntley Gordon ...
Arthur B. Bronnell
Maurice Black ...
Philip Scott
Robert Frazer ...
Van Kempen
Rose Dione ...
Miss Duval, Maid
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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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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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Overture to "The Flying Dutchman" (uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
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3 pretty actresses in the one short film!!!
3 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Classy Natalie Moorehead plays Beth Hawthorn, who is worried her fiancée is involved with a notorious gold-digger, Miriam King (Dorothy Reiver). Miriam is being blackmailed by a Mr. Scott and agrees to ask one of her lovers for the $5,000 needed. Before she can obtain the money she is murdered.

Pretty Marceline Day plays Pearl Hope, Miriam's former room-mate. She is in love with Marino (Don Alvarado, a Latin type actor in vogue in the early sound era) who was also involved with Miriam months before. Everybody is implicated in the murder.

Conway Tearle, a matinée idol of the silent screen, plays the chief detective. Maurice Black, who had a long list of credits usually playing ethnics was Mr. Scott.

The story isn't much although there are so many suspects you will never guess who did it. It is just nice to see 3 beautiful actresses in the same short film.


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