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Dressed to Kill (1941)

 -  Crime | Mystery  -  8 August 1941 (USA)
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Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne are on their way to be married when a scream from a nearby hotel room draws his attention to a pair of theatrical murders.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mary Beth Hughes ...
Joanne La Marr
Sheila Ryan ...
Connie Earle
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Inspector Pierson
Ben Carter ...
Sam
Virginia Brissac ...
Lynne Evans, alias Emily the Maid
Erwin Kalser ...
Carlo Ralph, alias Otto Kuhn
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Julian Davis
Dick Rich ...
Al, a detective
Milton Parsons ...
Max Allaron
Charles Arnt ...
Hal Brennon
Charles Trowbridge ...
David Earle
Hamilton MacFadden ...
Reporter
May Beatty ...
Phyllis Lathrop
Charles C. Wilson ...
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Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne are on their way to be married when a scream from a nearby hotel room draws his attention to a pair of theatrical murders.

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Crime | Mystery

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8 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dead Take No Bows  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Goofs

Mike talks to Otto by telephone without difficulty, though it is shown both before and later that Otto is nearly deaf and relies on lip-reading. See more »

Quotes

[Mike is a customer at a men's clothing store]
Smiley Joe Bishop: It fits you like a glove!
Michael Shayne: It should fit me like a suit.
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Crazy Credits

Mantan Moreland plays Rusty but is credited as playing Sam. Ben Carter plays Sam but is credited with playing Rusty. See more »

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Followed by The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942) See more »

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The stork that brought you should have been arrested for dope peddling!
13 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Economical B movie that has a snappy pace and some terrific lines. Among the best "The stork that brought you should have been arrested for dope peddling!" Lloyd Nolan is perfect in the lead, attractive but believably an everyday guy that you'd run into as a private detective. Always a reliable supporting player whether cast as a heavy or a hero he gets a chance to hold down the star spot in this. One of the great things about the old lower budget films was the opportunities it presented for the quality secondary actors in A level productions to play parts with a bit more variety. William Demarest and Henry Daniell play their stock characters but as always extremely well and add zing to the picture. Something that probably came and went without much fanfare at its release this is a snappy little pic that will please most viewers.


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