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The Murder Man (1935)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  12 July 1935 (USA)
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A newspaper reporter specializes in murder cases, and we see him working on one of them. But this time there's a surprise ending to it.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steve Grey
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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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Der Mann für Mord  »

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Look for Jimmy Stewart in this, his first film
24 August 2000 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

A very good film. It is typical of the 1930's "news reporter" films that were so prevalent back then, and this one holds up very well. Spencer Tracy gives another great performance as the reporter and the rest of the cast help him out with outstanding performances all around. It was something to see Lionel Atwill without a moustache!! Never saw that before!! LOL And it was great to see my favorite character actor, Charles Trowbridge in it also, although he is the prosecuting attorney in the film and not the investor, as it says in his bio on the IMDB. Great little film with a twist ending!! Be sure and catch it when it is on television. You won't be disappointed, I wasn't.


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