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Fingers at the Window (1942)

Passed  -  Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery  -  22 April 1942 (USA)
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The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there has been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has ... See full summary »

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Oliver Duffy
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Edwina Brown
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Dr. H. Santelle
Walter Kingsford ...
Dr. Cromwall
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Dr. Kurt Immelman
Charles D. Brown ...
Inspector Gallagher
Cliff Clark ...
Lt. Allison
James Flavin ...
Lt. Schaeffer
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Ogilvie
William Tannen ...
Devlan
Mark Daniels ...
Haguey
Bert Roach ...
Krum
Russell Hicks ...
Dr. Chandley
Charles Wagenheim ...
Fred Bixley
Robert Homans ...
Officer O'Garrity
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The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there has 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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22 April 1942 (USA)  »

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Dedos Diabólicos  »

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Several cast members with their character names in studio records/casting call lists were not seen in the movie: Edward Hearn (Citizen), Joe Yule (Citizen), Arthur Belasco (Fat Man), Ernie Alexander (Reporter), Jack Gardner (Reporter), James Millican (Reporter), Rand Brooks (Young Reporter) and Emmett Vogan (Hotel Manager). See more »

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Over the Rainbow
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Whistled by Lew Ayres (whistling dubbed by Robert Bradford)
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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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