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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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(story), (screenplay)
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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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1.37 : 1
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The Transparent Movie
13 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Perky gal reporter Grace Bradley (as Sue Walker) and police detective Roland Drew (as Jerry Brown) butt heads, banter romantically, and try to solve a series of murders connected to a gambling racket. This low-budget crime drama begins with its highlight, as officer Drew attempts to pull over Ms. Bradley for speeding; the "chase" effectively introduces the lead characters and their relationship. Later, Bradley shows some female muscle when she decks Drew; with pain and pleasure, he remarks, "What a gal!" Despite the promise of the title, there is no "Invisible Killer"; perhaps, this refers to poisoning, the killer's favorite murder method - "odorless and tasteless, works on the membrane of the nose and mouth." The story is as engaging.

*** The Invisible Killer (11/14/39) Sam Newfield ~ Grace Bradley, Roland Drew, Boyd Irwin


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