MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 32,979 this week

Quiet Please: Murder (1942)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  19 March 1943 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 133 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 3 critic

Book thief/forger sells a fake book to a Nazi through a female agent. A detective tries to uncover who the forger is and gets in the middle of a three way struggle for rare books and revenge in a public library.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 77 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 3031 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 1533 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 216 titles
created 6 days ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Quiet Please: Murder (1942)

Quiet Please: Murder (1942) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Quiet Please: Murder.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Canon City (1948)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This movie centers around a prison escape from the Colorado State Penitentiary. There are 12 escapees and it shows the efforts placed to capture these men.

Director: Crane Wilbur
Stars: Scott Brady, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell
Lady Gangster (1942)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Dot Burton (Faye Emerson)has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Faye Emerson, Julie Bishop, Frank Wilcox
Warpath (1951)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

John Vickers joins Custer's cavalry regiment seeking private revenge.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Dean Jagger, Forrest Tucker
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker
Thunderbolt (1929)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Morgan, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Beloved priest Father Thomasino is murdered in a San Francisco alley, and the police have few clues. But traffic cop Joe Martini becomes obsessed with finding the killer; he suspects Sylvio... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Tony Curtis, Marisa Pavan, Gilbert Roland
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A mentally unstable man, who has been kept in isolation for years, escapes and causes trouble for his identical twin brother.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Frances Farmer
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Members of the French underground resistance, live their "normal" lives during the day, and fight the occupying Nazis in the war-torn Paris after dark. Some will end their lives fighting, and some will find purpose in life once again.

Director: Léonide Moguy
Stars: George Sanders, Philip Dorn, Brenda Marshall
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of convicts break out of prison, killing a guard, kidnapping the warden and forcing a reluctant inmate to accompany them. However, when a car accident kills everyone except the ... See full summary »

Director: Abner Biberman
Stars: Tom Tully, Sylvia Sidney, Betty Lynn
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A San Francisco hood is rubbed out by rival Bruno Felkin, who himself reports the crime to Homicide Lieut. Kelsey in an alibi scheme which fails. To escape, he stows away on a fishing boat.... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Shelley Winters, Richard Conte, Stephen McNally
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Charles Lederer
Stars: Lew Ayres, Laraine Day, Basil Rathbone
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A free-spirited bartender on a tropical island has a reputation as a "pagan lady", who hops from man to man and bed to bed. The young son of the island's fire-and-brimstone evangelist ... See full summary »

Director: John Francis Dillon
Stars: Evelyn Brent, Conrad Nagel, Charles Bickford
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Gail Patrick ...
Myra Blandy
Richard Denning ...
Hal McByrne
Lynne Roberts ...
Kay Ryan
...
Martin Cleaver
Kurt Katch ...
Eric Pahsen
Margaret Brayton ...
Miss Oval
Charles Tannen ...
Hollis
Edit

Storyline

Jim Fleg (George Sanders), a ruthless, egotistical criminal, steals a priceless Shakespeare folio from the public library, killing a guard during the crime. With his partner, Myra Blandy (Gail Patrick), Fleg forges and sells copies of the folio to unscrupulous collectors. Hal McByrne (Richard Denning), a tough, unrelenting detective traces several of the forgeries back to Myra. She and Fled plot to eliminate McBryne at the scene of the original crime---the public library. In the meantime, a buyer of one of the forgeries is demanding his money back--or else---and trails Myra and Fleg to the library. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

YOU'VE GOT A DATE WITH DANGER!... A Rendezvous with Romance! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 March 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Morte na Página 2  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the opening scenes, a "silenced" pistol is fired making very little noise. But the pistol is a revolver, and silencers work only on semi-automatic pistols. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Me (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Little Contrived, But Good
27 October 2010 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

"Quiet Please, Murder" is an odd movie that grows on you. Notice I didn't say Noir, or even Mystery - it's more of a drama/ romance in the 'B' mold. There must have been a headline movie billed over it because it couldn't stand on its own.

Having said that, it's a fast-paced, compelling picture with an interesting cast that takes place mainly a city library. George Sanders, Hollywood's most polished bad guy, is a forger of priceless manuscripts and Gail Patrick is his legman (woman). They make the mistake of selling one to Sidney Blackmer, a frontman for the Nazis, who were trying to corner the market on rare art and literature. Richard Denning is a private eye who is hot on Sanders' trail.

There is an undercurrent between Sanders and Patrick of some Freudian psychological aberration regarding sado-masochism which may or may not be an interesting plot twist. I thought Denning lacked gravitas and the part needed someone else. Byron Foulger, who must have made a thousand movies, is on hand as a librarian - you would recognize him immediately.

And just when you think the picture is becoming a little far-fetched, it is over, as it is only 70 minutes long. All it would have needed was one more plot contrivance or loose end and I would have lowered my rating. This film played on TCM the other morning.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Art Room in the Library bsantosu
Discuss Quiet Please: Murder (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?