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 <email@example.com>
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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