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The Death Kiss (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 8 January 1933 (USA)
While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with, or been married to, most of the women connected with the movie ... See full summary »

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David Manners ...
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Vince Barnett ...
Alexander Carr ...
Edward Van Sloan ...
Harold Minjir ...
Howell
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Script Girl
Al Hill ...
Assistant Director
Harold Waldridge ...
Charlie (as Harold Waldrige)
Wade Boteler ...
Sergeant Hilliker
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Todd
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Storyline

While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with, or been married to, most of the women connected with the movie studio, there are lots of suspects. When leading lady Marcia Lane is arrested for the killing, her suiter, a studio writer, starts to investigate the killing in order to prove her innocence. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Movie star MURDERED! KILLER on the loose!


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Passed | See all certifications »
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8 January 1933 (USA)  »

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Bacio mortale  »

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(copyright length) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(hand-colored sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film features much of the principal cast of the previous year's wildly profitable and successful Dracula (1931), including David Manners, Edward Van Sloan and Bela Lugosi. The studio sought to emphasize this connection to Dracula, most notably by giving Lugosi top billing despite his small supporting role. See more »

Quotes

Det. Lt. Sheehan: What are you and that Keystone Cop doing here?
Officer Gulliver: Now lookie here, Sheehan, you can't talk that way about me. Remember, I'm Chief of the Studio Police and I got rights! I... I...
Det. Lt. Sheehan: Nature in the raw.
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Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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Fanciful Murder Mystery
12 February 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

I've got to admit my initial attraction to this movie was the fact that Bela Lugosi was in it...going in for that reason, this film will prove a disappointment as Bela's role is a relatively short one.

Despite this, I have to admit to enjoying this somewhat fanciful murder mystery which has the detective writer as the hero and ultimately a more competent detective than the real thing. This story about a murder on a movie set still feels more like a movie than real life..but the murder mystery does keep you guessing and interested which means it's certainly worth a watch.


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