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Murder on the Campus (1933)

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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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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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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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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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Good but not great murder mystery that will keep you interested with the twists and turns of the whys
29 July 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

A student is killed at the top of a tower on a college campus. No one saw anyone come down from the tower and there was no place for the killer to hide. Charles Starrett plays Bill Bartlett a reporter who just happened to be on the scene of the crime. He's interested in a girl who becomes one of the suspects in the murder.She is working her way through college as a singer in a night club run by a gambler known as Blackie. As more deaths occur the reasons for the murder become less clear, especially as we learn about some of the suspects.

This is one of those movies thats just okay and under normal circumstances you'd turn off the TV and go to bed but because things manage to be just interesting enough you find you're staying up well past your bed time. Don't get me wrong its a good movie, but its nothing special, but once the first body is found and you realize short of flying no one could have killed him you end up pretty much hooked. I sat there trying to go to bed, yawning, and unwilling to turn off the DVD because I had to see how it was done and why (I knew who the killer was the instant the actor/actress appeared on screen). Don't watch this too late or you'll end up up 70 minutes past your bedtime.

Worth a rental, an hour of your time and a bag of popcorn. You won't remember it but you will enjoy it.


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