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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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In the climactic scene where Ginger Rogers' character runs out screaming, "HELP! HELP!" She can be heard to stop and say "ow" before carrying on with the scene. When running out of the door, she ran into the corner of it. This however is unseen as it Is dark and the camera is in the next room when we hear her. See more »

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The position of the Maid's (Louise Beavers) hands changes between shots when she is in the car outside the morgue. See more »

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Wilfred: Why do you say jumped?
Police Insp. Russell: Because I'm an inspector and I can say anything I want to.
Wilfred: I've always thought...
Police Insp. Russell: I've warned you against thinking. You think I'm so dumb I haven't considered the possiblity of a murder, but I have Wilfred, that's why I'm having so much fun.
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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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Enjoyable mystery-chiller
13 December 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

A Shriek In the Night is a fairly good mystery-chiller, even though it is a little slow moving in parts.

Two reporters and the police investigate a series of murders in an apartment block. These include a man being pushed off the top floor penthouse ans a woman who has been strangled. At the time of the first killing, there were reports of a strange hissing sound and we see the outline of the murderer who seems to wearing a gas mask. All is revealed at the end.

Despite it being slow moving at times, this movie is quite creepy, especially some of the scenes where we see the shadows of people.

The cast includes a non-musical role for Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot (Plan 9 From Outer Space) and Arthur Hoyt (The Lost World).

A shriek In the Night is a good way to spend just over an hour one evening. Enjoyable.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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