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Murder on the Campus (1933)

A popular young student finds herself accused of a series of murders that have occurred on the college campus. Her boyfriend, a reporter for the local newspaper, knows she didn't do it, and and sets out to prove her innocence and catch the real killer.

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Shirley Grey ...
Lillian Voyne
Charles Starrett ...
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Police Capt. Ed Kyne
Ruth Hall ...
Ann Michaels
Dewey Robinson ...
Detective Sgt. Charlie Lorrimer
Maurice Black ...
Edward Van Sloan ...
Prof. C. Edson Hawley
Jane Keckley ...
Hilda Lund (as Tane Keckley)
Richard Catlett ...
Wilson, Frat House Manager
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A popular young student finds herself accused of a series of murders that have occurred on the college campus. Her boyfriend, a reporter for the local newspaper, knows she didn't do it, and and sets out to prove her innocence and catch the real killer.

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27 December 1933 (USA)  »

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On the Stroke of Nine  »

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This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS 22 June 1940. See more »

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Police Capt. Ed Kyne: Let's get to the man himself.
Wilson, Frat House Manager: Well, he was a likeable chap. Good mixer, good company. But he hadn't any, well, he lacked the cultural background a college man should have.
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Scandal will befall the college
3 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Charles Starrett way before he became the Durango Kid in a slew of westerns stars in this drama set on a college campus. Murder On The Campus starts with a murder committed in the clock tower on the campus. Trouble is the victim was shot there are no powder burns to indicate close range and no one came or left within any decent time before or after.

Suspicion falls on coeds Ruth Hall and Shirley Grey. Grey supports herself through college working at a nightclub a big no-no for the time. Heaven forfend the scandal that might before the college should word get out about this. Starrett even admits to the investigating cops J. Farrell MacDonald and Dewey Robinson that in the case of Grey he's thinking with his male member.

Starrett has good instincts though no matter where they come from. The cops are going nowhere and on the faculty is noted criminologist Edward Van Sloan dusting off his Van Helsing persona for the part.

As a mystery it's not terribly hard to figure out who did it. This independent production is production valueless. But I did rather like the characters.


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