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The Death Kiss (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  8 January 1933 (USA)
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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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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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8 January 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bacio mortale  »

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(copyright length) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(hand-colored sequences)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The showing on 5 December 1932, was a preview and had no hand-tinted sequences. The film was scheduled for a 25 December 1932 release nationally, but it was held up so that some sequences could be tinted. See more »

Quotes

Det. Lt. Sheehan: Say, will you go up to your office and write bad little boy five hundred times?
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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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