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Call it a murder - musical?
padutchland-1 from United States
7 August 2012
A good old fashioned murder then investigation by the police, at times
bumbling, with musical and dance numbers thrown in for good measure.
It's no secret due to the title that Gail Preston is murdered. She is a
big time singer in a night club. She had called the police inspector
prior to the show and asked him to talk to her at the club. During her
number, shots ring out and she collapses to the floor, murdered before
she can meet with the Inspector. Just then the Inspector walks in and
like the good old capers, has police officers surround the building and
makes all the patrons return to their tables. There are a number of
people with motives as the police follow up the clues. Rita Hayworth as
a mean spirited singer who calls the shots for the club. She was very
good in this early role and only about 20 years old at the time. There
are some good dance routines with music making this a bit of a musical
in a way - a murder musical? Also there was comedy relief with some of
the police as well. Not the greatest movie you ever saw, but not bad
either if you remember it was an early crime movie.
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