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Sky Murder (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 27 September 1940 (USA)
A body is found in a locked airplane compartment and a German female refugee is a suspect. Passenger detective Nick Carter is convinced she didn't do it and works to solve the mysterious murder.

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Pat Evans (as Karen Verne)
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Cortland Grand
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Christine Cross / Her Twin Sister
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Andrew Hendon
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Senator Monrose
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Kathe
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Brock
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Pat Evans is a German expatriate who is loyal to her new adopted home, the United States. A shadowy German bund operating in the Long Island area tries to recruit as the sophisticated but lecherous Andrew Hendon tries to physically coerce her into joining. While she is flying in the private plane of Cortland Grand, a rich friend of Nick Carter's, she knocks Hendon unconscious in self defense, but leaves him alive in a rear compartment of the plane. When the steward discovers the body, he finds Herndon stabbed in the throat by a nail file. Before the trip is over, the co-pilot is also stabbed to death. Luckily for Pat, one of the passengers on Grand's plane is famed New York detective Nick Carter. Although he is off-duty, the resourceful sleuth along with Beeswax, his bizarre sidekick, and beautiful Southern Chris Cross, a female gumshoe, breaks up a secret cell of Nazi saboteurs and FIfth Columnists. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Nick Carter Tackles His Toughest Case as Murder Rides the Air Lanes. See more »


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Virginia O'Brien's first screen role. See more »

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Quotes

Christine Cross: I got a clue for you. It has something to do with cake.
Nick Carter: Cut me a slice, honey.
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Follows Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) See more »

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Thank heavens for fast forward!
13 June 2013 | by (Niagara Falls, Canada) – See all my reviews

As a rule, I enjoy the detective films made back in the 30s and 40s. But this film is punishing. The character played by Joyce Compton is especially annoying. How Walter Pigeon could be interested in her is beyond me.

The only plus was the chance to spot all the bit players who populated the film. If this was considered the best of the series, I have no desire to see the others.

I'm sure Tom Conway was delighted that his role was so short, and Edward Ashley couldn't muster any real enthusiasm for his part either.

My 2 was generous!


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