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The Invisible Killer (1939)

Approved  |   |  Mystery  |  14 November 1939 (USA)
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A fiendish killer uses sound waves to commit his murders.

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(as Sherman Scott)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Grace Bradley ...
Roland Drew ...
Lt. Jerry Brown
William Newell ...
Det. Sgt. Pat Dugan
Alex Callam ...
Arthur Enslee
Frank Coletti ...
Vani Martin
Sidney Grayler ...
Lefty Ross
Crane Whitley ...
Dist. Atty. Richard Sutton (as Clem Wilenchick)
Boyd Irwin ...
Mr. Cunningham
Jean Brooks ...
Gloria Cunningham (as Jeanne Kelly)
David Oliver ...
Llewellyln Worcester, Sutton's Valet
Harry Worth ...
Tyler, Sutton's Secretary
Ernie Adams ...
Squint, the Croupier
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Reporter Sue Walker has too much inside information on the local gambling rackets to suit her sweetheart, Detective Lieutenant Jerry Brown, chief of the police Homicide Squad. When the call comes in that there has been a killing at Lefty Ross' place, a notorious gambling joint, Jerry is peeved when Sue beats him there. He discovers that gambler Jimmy Clark was killed as he answered a telephone call, and his body is riddled with bullets but Jerry can't find any weapon. Sue is amazed to see Gloria Cunningham there. Gloria's father is one of the town's leading reformers and she is engaged to District Attorney Richard Sutton. Ross decides to give Sutton all the information he needs and makes an appointment to go to Sutton's home. Once there, Ross is called to the telephone before he can give any information, and is killed in the same mysterious manner as Jimmy Clark. The only people aware of the appointment were Sutton's secretary, Tyler, Gloria and her reformer father, and Sue Walker, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They Broadcast Her Obituary... But She Was Still Alive!

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Mystery

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14 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Wanted for Murder  »

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| (Ontario)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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More of the same from Poverty Row
22 July 2011 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

The Invisible Killer is typical fare from Poverty Row. It's a mystery with a slightly misleading title and even though it has a short running time, there isn't many thrills to be had. This one is basically about a series of murders connected to a gambling racket. A couple of policemen from the homicide unit join forces with a lively girl journalist to solve the case. No surprises then. Even the killing method is not original even if it may seem bizarre enough to have to be. The murder method is a tiny poison pellet launched via a phone receiver when it is picked up by an unfortunate victim. This ridiculous killing method was used in the earlier movie Murder At Midnight (1931). You would have thought once would have been enough for such nonsense!


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