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Island in the Sky (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 1 April 1938 (USA)
A secretary solves a murder for her boyfriend in the District Attorney's office. Black and White.

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Julie Hayes
Michael Whalen ...
Michael Fraser
Paul Kelly ...
Johnny Doyle
Robert Kellard ...
Peter Vincent
June Storey ...
Lucy Rhodes
Paul Hurst ...
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Marty Butler
Willard Robertson ...
Walter Rhodes
George Humbert ...
Trompas
Aggie Herring ...
Mrs. O'Shea
Charles D. Brown ...
Inspector Whitehead
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A secretary solves a murder for her boyfriend in the District Attorney's office. Black and White.

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Crime | Drama

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1 April 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Segredo do Forçado  »

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(copyright length) (FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In alternating shots, the man holding the microphone on the balcony is either covering it with his hat or holding it out in the open. See more »

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Living on the Town
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Performed by Gloria Roy
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Good Murder Mystery
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Island in the Sky (1938)

*** (out of 4)

Fast paced and sometimes suspenseful murder/mystery from Fox has a boy sent to Death Row for the murder of his father but the D.A.'s wife (Gloria Stuart) believes he's innocent so she sets out to solve the case. I've seen so many of these mystery films from this period that it's not often that I come across a good one but this is one of those films where there are some nice laughs, a good story and great performances to carry it through the short 68-minute running time. I knew Stuart from her two James Whale films but I'm enjoying her more and more with every new film I see with her. She's delightful as usual here and delivers a nice performance while Michael Whalen, Paul Kelly and Paul Hurst also turn in good work. Director Herbert I. Leeds does a good job at keeping everything going smooth and makes this little gem worth checking out.


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