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I Killed That Man (1941)

A condemned murderer on the eve of his execution decides to tell the authorities who hired him to commit the murder. However, he's killed by a poison dart in front of a roomful of officials... See full summary »

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A condemned murderer on the eve of his execution decides to tell the authorities who hired him to commit the murder. However, he's killed by a poison dart in front of a roomful of officials and reporters before he can divulge the name. An assistant district attorney and a pretty newspaper reporter team up to discover the "mystery man" behind the murders. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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MURDER in the DEATH HOUSE! - Surprise Hit of the Year! The sensation-packed story of a murder committed right before the eyes of a roomful of crime experts and reporters!

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This film received its earliest documented telecast Monday 7 August 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Friday 4 June 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 8 February 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Breezy comedy / mystery
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Newspaper reporter Joan Woodbury sails up to her editor's desk. The editor is on the phone. "Get me the state prison," he says. Woodbury doesn't miss a beat: "Making a reservation so soon?" This is the kind of snappy dialog that makes this an enjoyable lightweight film.

Plenty of movies from this era featured the crime-solving reporter. Many others starred the assistant district attorney tracking down a murderer. I Killed That Man has both¬óWoodbury as the reporter, and Ricardo Cortez as her boyfriend who also happens to be the assistant D.A. working on the case.

Other familiar elements also abound: rival reporters envious of Woodbury's connections, the poison dart as murder weapon. George Breakston is entertaining as the D.A. office's receptionist and switchboard operator¬óbesides reading crime non-fiction and proposing inspired solutions to this particular mystery, he offers knowing deductions based on Woodbury's appearance as she sits in his waiting area. (How did he know she got dressed in a hurry that morning? "You got your left stocking on inside out.")

There's only one thing I really want to know after watching this picture: What card catalog numbering system did they use at their local library?


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