MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 44,344 this week

The Murder Man (1935)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  12 July 1935 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 611 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 7 critic

When a crooked businessman is fatally shot, a hotshot New York newspaper reporter specializing in murder stories narrows in on the dead man's associate.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 52 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 155 titles
created 12 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 81 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
a list of 304 titles
created 05 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Murder Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Murder Man (1935)

The Murder Man (1935) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Murder Man.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Director: Jacques Feyder
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Photographer Grif Henderson is assigned a photo shoot in Paris. He decides to take his wife, Jenny, and his hippie son, Davey, with him on the shoot. Everything gets mucked up when she ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: James Garner, Debbie Reynolds, Maurice Ronet
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A talented young actress seems to be under the spell of her unscrupulous, avaricious, and totally unprincipled husband.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez
Mr. Imperium (1951)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A beautiful singer/dancer turned actress and playboy crown prince turned monarch have their clandestine romance interfered with by their changing circumstances.

Director: Don Hartman
Stars: Lana Turner, Ezio Pinza, Marjorie Main
The Split (1968)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money.

Director: Gordon Flemyng
Stars: Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll, Ernest Borgnine
The Temptress (1926)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An architect tries suppressing his passion for a seductive woman.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller
Stars: Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Marc McDermott
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school. She is expelled when she starts singing in a Jazzy style in her music ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Allan Jones, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert B. Sinclair, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy
Kismet (1944)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Hafiz, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Mary Shannon
...
Captain Cole
Harvey Stephens ...
Henry Mander
Robert Barrat ...
Robins
...
'Shorty'
William Collier Sr. ...
'Pop' Grey
Bobby Watson ...
Carey Booth
...
'Red' Maguire
John Sheehan ...
Sweeney
Lucien Littlefield ...
Rafferty
George Chandler ...
Sol Hertzberger
Fuzzy Knight ...
'Buck' Hawkins
Louise Henry ...
Lillian Hopper
Robert Warwick ...
Colville
Edit

Storyline

Steve Grey, reporter for the Daily Star, has a habit of scooping all the other papers in town. When Henry Mander is investigated for the murder of his shady business partner, Grey is one step ahead of the police to the extent that he often dictates his story in advance of its actual occurrence. He leads the police through an 'open and shut' case resulting in Mander being tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Columnist Mary Shannon is in love with Steve but she sees him struggle greatly with his last story before Mander's execution. When she starts typing out the story from his recorded dictation, she realizes why. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 July 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann für Mord  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film marks the first for Spencer Tracy under MGM contract. He would remain at MGM for the next 20 years. See more »

Quotes

Henry Mander: Get out!
Steve Grey: Ok, high finance, I'll see you at the bar.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stars of the Silver Screen: James Stewart (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Spencer Tracy Film
4 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great B&W film from the 1930's and the film was full of great veteran actors. Spencer Tracy, (Steve Grey) "Edison" '40 played a hot shot murder reporter for a large newspaper and some times he would go on very long serious drinking bouts. His fellow reporters often wondered why he drank so much, but Steve never revealed what was bothering him. Virginia Bruce,(Mary Shannon), "Strangers When We Meet",'60, worked for the same newspaper as Steve and a small spark of romance started between them, but his drinking kept them a part. Lionel Atwill, (Police Capt. Cole), "House of Frankenstein",'44, gave a great supporting role along with William Demarest,(Red), "My Three Son's",'65 TV series, was a character actor who played a newspaper reporter on another newspaper in town. In real life, Spencer Tracy would often go on drinking bouts and not be seen for weeks during breaks between his filming engagements. This is a great 1935 film and even James Stewart, (Shorty-reporter) made a very brief performance.


3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
mabel (the copy girl) ksf-2
Anyone Who Has a Picture of Saturn on His Wall... Sproketer
Where can I find this movie? wesmurry
Discuss The Murder Man (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?