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Credited cast:
Police Lieutenant William Richards
Edward Wallace
Shadrach Jones
Sergeant Casper Riordan
Janet Price
Dan Odell
George Wallace
Joe Pope ...
Mme. Lamballe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Loft ...
Sgt. Bliss


The police lieutenant Steve Abbott is engrossed in a baffling murder case. As Steve pieces the clues together, he comes to the sobering conclusion that his own wife Ethel Abbott may be intimately involved in the murder. It even gets worse. Soon Steve himself is accused of the crime. Written by Robert

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Release Date:

12 March 1943 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Mistério  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »


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Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Watchable Murder Mystery
7 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews


This Paramount Pictures low rent programmer stars, Preston Foster, Albert Dekker and Patricia Morrison.

Foster and Dekker are both Lieutenants in the New Orleans Police Department. They are both in competition for one opening as a Police Captain.

Foster is married to Patricia Morrison. Foster is out one fog filled night trying to retrieve some letters Morrison had written a former paramour. The letters could be taken wrong if they hit the papers etc. The problem for Foster is that he finds the man who has the letters, dead, with several large bullet holes in him. Foster rifles the man's desk and grabs up the letters, then beats the feet home.

Needless to say there are several witnesses who see him leave the house and street. When the body is found, Lt Dekker gets the call. He soon discovers that Foster was seen in the area at the time of death. Bingo, he has a suspect, Policeman or not.

The rest of the 75 minute runtime is spent chasing down the clues that pop up one after the other. First, Foster is the lead suspect, then, both the dead man's brothers top the list, then, it is the dead man's bodyguard followed by a singer at a hot New Orleans night spot. This one hops all over the place before disclosing the real killer in the last two minutes.

Also in the cast is Dooley Wilson as Foster's butler and driver. Dooley would later claim cinematic immortality as "Sam" the piano player in, CASABLANCA. Look close and you will see Dorothy Dandridge in a small un-billed part.

The film moves right along with veteran low budget helmsman, William Clemens, at the controls. Clemens directed several of the popular NANCY DREW mysteries as well as three or four of the FALCON series. Not a bad little whodunit type bit of entertainment.

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