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The Lady in the Morgue (1938)

 -  Action | Crime | Mystery  -  22 April 1938 (USA)
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A detective investigates the disappearance of a girl's body from the city morgue.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Preston Foster ...
Det. Bill Crane
Patricia Ellis ...
Mrs. Sam Taylor
Frank Jenks ...
Doc Williams
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Police Lieutenant Strom (as Thomas Jackson)
Bill Elliott ...
Chauncey Courtland (as Gordon Elliott)
Roland Drew ...
Sam Taylor
Barbara Pepper ...
Kay Renshaw
Joe Downing ...
Steve Collins (as Joseph Downing)
Archie Robbins ...
Frankie French (as James Robbins)
Al Hill ...
Spitzy
Morgan Wallace ...
Inspector Layman
Brian Burke ...
Johnson
Donald Kerr ...
Greening
Don Brodie ...
Taxi Driver
Rollo Lloyd ...
Coroner
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A detective investigates the disappearance of a girl's body from the city morgue.

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22 April 1938 (USA)  »

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Aventura Cavalheiresca  »

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In 1937, Universal entered into a deal with Crime Club, a publisher of popular pulp mysteries, allowing it to select up to four of its books annually for production as B-pictures. The Crime Club series was produced by Irving Starr. This was the third of eleven novels produced under the deal. See more »

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Third Crime Club from Universal
12 December 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1938's "The Lady in the Morgue" was the third Crime Club from Universal, and the second to feature Preston Foster as Detective Bill Crane, with Frank Jenks as his sidekick Doc Williams. An attractive blonde suicide disappears from the morgue, with Crane, on assignment to identify the missing corpse, under suspicion for the murder of the morgue attendant; meanwhile, Chauncey Courtland ('Wild Bill' Elliott) is searching for his missing sister, and two different gangsters are putting the squeeze on Crane, each one hoping his girl isn't the missing blonde. Considering all the subplots going on, things wrap up nicely, moving at a fast clip, with witty wisecracks galore, particularly when Crane is told to go down to the morgue: "think they'll take me?" Guaranteed to keep one guessing, and easily the best of the 3 Crane titles (preceded by "The Westland Case," followed by "The Last Warning"). The next Crime Club would be "Danger on the Air."


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