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Murder with Pictures -- Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photog Kent Murdock is on the story...

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Writers:
George Harmon Coxe (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
25 September 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photog Kent Murdock is on the story... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Well made but filled with clichés. See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Lew Ayres ... Kent Murdock
Gail Patrick ... Meg Archer
Paul Kelly ... I.B. McGoogin
Benny Baker ... Phil Doane
Ernest Cossart ... Stanley Redfield
Onslow Stevens ... Nate Girard

Joyce Compton ... Hester Boone
Anthony Nace ... Joe Cusick
Joe Sawyer ... Inspector Tom Bacon
Don Rowan ... Siki
Frank Sheridan ... Police Chief
Irving Bacon ... Det. Keogh
Purnell Pratt ... Editor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bailey ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Barrett ... Reporter (uncredited)
Patsy Bellamy ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Robert Burkhardt ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edmund Burns ... Reporter (uncredited)
Vance Carroll ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ... Reporter (uncredited)
Davison Clark ... Overholt (uncredited)
Jack J. Clark ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Beatrice Coleman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)

Ellen Drew ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Jerry Fletcher ... Reporter (uncredited)
Kay Gordon ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Margaret Harrison ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Howard C. Hickman ... Judge (uncredited)

William Hopper ... Photographer (uncredited)
Ernest W. Johnson ... Corpse (uncredited)
Harry Jordan ... Girard Henchman (uncredited)
Marten Lamont ... Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Losee Jr. ... Reporter (uncredited)
Nick Lukats ... Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Pipe Smoker (uncredited)
Rex Moore ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Jack Mulhall ... Girard Henchman (uncredited)
Paddy O'Flynn ... Reporter (uncredited)
George Ovey ... Trunk Man (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Girard Henchman (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Girard Henchman (uncredited)
Earl Pingree ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Art Rowlands ... Assistant Editor (uncredited)
Christian Rub ... Olaf (uncredited)
Allen Saunders ... Reporter (uncredited)
Kai Schmidt ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Officer Kelly (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Dorothy Stevens ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Milburn Stone ... Operator (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Wallace ... Girard Henchman (uncredited)
Dorothy Ward ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Pat West ... Reporter (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson ... Assistant Editor (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Girard Henchman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Barton 
 
Writing credits
George Harmon Coxe (screenplay) and
Sidney Salkow (screenplay)

Jack Moffitt (story) (as John C. Moffitt)

Produced by
Edward F. Cline .... associate producer
A.M. Botsford .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ted Tetzlaff 
 
Film Editing by
James Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
John B. Goodman  (as John Goodman)
 
Set Decoration by
A.E. Freudeman 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Sound Department
Don Johnson .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Boris Morros .... musical director
Phil Boutelje .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Friedrich Hollaender .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ernst Toch .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
69 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the newspaper photo shop department, when Meg comes looking for Murdock, she drops a key, presumably from Murdock's apartment. It was for Room 318, but in more than one shot, Murdock's apartment door clearly showed he lived in 315.See more »
Quotes:
Hester Boone:What do you see in that dame?
Kent Murdock:What did I see in you? Oh... nothing. She just makes me curious.
Hester Boone:Curious? Hmmph. One look at a skirt and you're curious. Why don't you get curious about me?
Kent Murdock:I did. That's why I proposed to you.
Hester Boone:And now your curiosity's over, you want to call it a day.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Well made but filled with clichés., 10 August 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a B-movie from Paramount. How it has lapsed into the public domain, I have no idea--but regardless it's available for download from the link on its IMDb page.

The film stars a young Lew Ayers as a smart-mouthed newspaper photographer (as bit of a cliché). When a murder occurs, a lady who is the police suspect (Gail Patrick) asks Ayers to hide her. This is one of the oldest and worst clichés of murder mystery films as in real life no one would shelter a murder suspect no questions asked! And, if they were dumb enough to do this, then the murder suspect would most likely kill them for their trouble! But, in B-movie fashion, you know she CAN'T be the killer. The rest of the film, Ayers investigates and proves that the handsome hero is ALWAYS smarter than the stupid cops (yet another familiar cliché)--led by Joe Sawyer as the investigator (a rather familiar role for him). And how does he intend to do this? Yep, one of the oldest plot ideas--with a supposed photo that will prove who the murderer is! As you can tell from my description, the film abounds with clichés--the sort that fans of classic films will quickly recognize. Because of this, the film is not exactly original act. However, the acting and overall polish of the movie are nice--making it at least a tolerable time-passer.

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