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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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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)  »

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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)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Edwin L. Marin. See more »

Quotes

Franklyn Drew: Poison, all right. Familiar smelling stuff too.
Officer Gulliver: [smells glass] Boy! That guy'd drink anything that wasn't too thick to chew.
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Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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Involving murder on a movie set mystery..
31 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another pleasant surprise from a 50 set Mystery Classic DVD package put out by Treeline Films. The Death Kiss is a diverting early 30's murder mystery set against the backdrop of a Hollywood studio movie production.This viewer enjoyed the knowing glimpse of the inner workings of a studio...the "Old Country" Jewish studio boss(with the fractured English and acute cost consciousness),the Big Star actress with a rocky private life,and the amateur sleuth screen writer.The whole cast , in this not exactly big budget film, is first-rate(a little too broad on the comedy relief). Good looking. likable chap David Manners plays the writer, and seems to be having a lot of fun doing so(what's with these David Manners bashers? My God, you'd think he was as bad as George Raft -The All-Time Worst "actor").) Bela Lugosi is earnest but somewhat out of place here.The Death Kiss keeps you guessing and is a nice flash-back to "Talkies" and actual "ice" in the ice box. Take a look....


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