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Fingers at the Window (1942)

The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there have been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has ... See full summary »

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Ogilvie
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Krum
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Fred Bixley
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The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there have been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has lived to tell about it and that was Edwina, who is as dumb as a brick. If it were not for Oliver, she would be number seven. When there is a second attempt on Edwina, Oliver figures that the crimes are not random and that someone is hypnotizing these people to do his bidding, but the police and Edwina are skeptical. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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ROMANCE AT DAYBREAK! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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15 September 1942 (Mexico)  »

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Dedos Diabólicos  »

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This film had its first television showings in Los Angeles Thursday 13 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by New York City Monday 17 December 1956 on WCBS (Channel 2) and Philadelphia Wednesday 20 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it was first telecast in San Francisco 8 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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Are You Washed in the Blood?
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By Elisha A. Hoffman
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Dr. Kildare & Nurse Lamont Reunite
31 October 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a swell little mystery thriller that reunites Lew Ayres and Laraine Day, who played Dr. Kildare and Nurse Lamont respectively in the Dr. Kildare series of movies (which were great, by the way). However, the characters they play here are much different. Ayres plays an easygoing actor turned amateur sleuth and Day plays a pretty, sweet airhead of a woman targeted by a killer or killers. Also starring is the legendary Basil Rathbone, who never did a bad job in a film in his career (prove me wrong!).

This film is a great treat, especially for fans of the Dr. Kildare series and fans of Rathbone. The cast is pleasant and have lots of fun. The story is crisp and moves along at a nice pace. Director Charles Lederer smoothly juggles the mystery, humor, and romance. It's a real pleasure to find such underrated treasures as this.


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