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Gordon Morris (story)
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Release Date:
15 July 1933 (USA) See more »
A freelance stenographer is hired for a job, but when she arrives at the address she was given, she finds that a murder has taken place there--and she is arrested for it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »


  (in credits order)
Noel Francis ... Ellen Kelly
Don Dillaway ... Steve Connors (as Donald Dillaway)
Dorothy Burgess ... Ruth Dana
Noel Madison ... Gus Miranda
Sarah Padden ... Deaf Woman

Franklin Pangborn ... Groom
Robert Ellis ... Jack (Duke) Farnham

Harry Myers ... Drunk
Charles Delaney ... Joe Murphy

Paul Fix ... Tony
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Red Getchel
Ethel Wales ... Bride
Gladys Blake
Mary Dunn
John Deering

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
Writing credits
Gordon Morris (story)

Douglas Z. Doty (adaptation) and
Leslie Simmonds (adaptation) (as Leslie Simms)

Produced by
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer
Leslie Simmonds .... producer (as Leslie Simms)
Cinematography by
Harry Forbes 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
Art Direction by
Ralph M. DeLacy  (as Ralph DeLacy)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leslie Simmonds .... assistant director
Sound Department
Otto Blinn .... sound

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Additional Details

USA:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.See more »


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