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A Shriek in the Night (1933)

Unrated | | Crime, Mystery, Romance | 22 July 1933 (USA)
Pat Morgan and Ted Kord are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.

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Pat Morgan and Ted Kord are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Sunday 17 July 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11) and in Los Angeles Sunday 3 September 1950 on KFI (Channel 9). See more »

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The position of Pat Morgan's hands on the newspaper vary between shots when she is talking to the Inspector about the second murder. See more »

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Black actress Louise Beavers, who plays the maid, is listed in the opening credits as "Louise Beaver." See more »

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References The Canary Murder Case (1929) See more »

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Slow-Moving, But a Pretty Good Mystery
13 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Though slow-moving and obviously done on a low budget, "A Shriek in the Night" has a pretty good mystery story, and features a good role for Ginger Rogers as a reporter trying to solve the crime.

The story concerns a series of murders committed in an apartment building, in which each of the victims had received a cryptic anonymous letter before their death. Rogers' character goes undercover to investigate, and she finds herself in conflict both with the police and with a rival reporter (Lyle Talbot). The two reporters try to mislead and trick each other even as both are trying to solve the murders.

Most of the story is rather slow-moving, but towards the end things start to happen quickly, and it is worth waiting for. Rogers plays her part well, and there are a few moments of humor.

While overall it is a rather plain movie, if you like old mystery stories you will probably find it worth watching once.


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