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The Murder Man (1935)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  12 July 1935 (USA)
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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.

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

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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.


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