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Moonlight Murder (1936)

Passed | | Crime, Music, Mystery | 27 March 1936 (USA)
An escaped lunatic, a mysterious swami, and various lovers all have designs on a famous opera singer.

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Toni Adams
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Gino D'Acosta
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William
Benita Hume ...
Diana
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Dr. Adams
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Louisa Chiltern (as Katherine Alexander)
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Bejac
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Godfrey Chiltern
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Pedro
Leonard Ceeley ...
Ivan Bosloff
Robert McWade ...
Police Chief Quinlan
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Swami
Charles Trowbridge ...
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Opera star Gino D'Acosta (Leo Carrillo), due to perform in the open air of the Hollywood Bowl, is warned by a Swami (Pedro de Cordoba)that he will die if he sings. That warning comes to pass and his death proves to be murder. Police detective Steve Farrell (Chester Morris) works backstage to sort out the clues pointing to the identity of the killer. Suspects include a primma donna, her conductor husband, an insane composer, an ambitious singer and a dancer and her husband partner. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Music | Mystery

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Beautiful voices
3 July 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to make a comment about the quality of the singing. While Frank McHugh is always fun to watch, no matter what part he's playing, I kept wondering who was really singing during the operatic performances in the film. I think this page has a listing for the singer dubbing Carillo's part, but not certain about the rest. Anyway, the singing is top notch -- beautiful voices of Metropolitan Opera quality. Sad that this is not appreciated! Carillo was also pretty (deliberately) hilarious in his part, and I enjoyed watching him. Interesting that Duncan Renaldo (a very attractive young tenor in the film) teamed up with Carillo to play Cisco and Pancho in The Cisco Kid later on. This may be classed as a "B" film but there is a great deal of talent here, and Hollywood quality touches (like the truly good singing talent).


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