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Crime by Night (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery | 9 September 1944 (USA)
Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a ... See full summary »

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Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a chemical plant with a war contract to make a secret formula, is the victim of an axe murder. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Mastiges tis nyhtas  »

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Please add to Goofs under 'Miscellaneous' The horseshoe piece is broken clean off. Since horseshoes are made with forged iron or steel, it would be very difficult to simply break a portion off; it would be more likely to bend instead. See more »

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Robbie Vance: You and I are gonna stick so close together we could wear the same suspenders.
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It Can't Be Wrong
(1942) (uncredited)
aka "Theme from 'Now, Voyager'"
Music by Max Steiner
Played in the hotel cocktail lounge
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Jane, where did you go?
10 November 2002 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Jane Wyman is given top billing on screen but she sits out most of the movie off screen. It's left up to her co-star Jerome Cowan to carry the load. He has a certain oily/sleazy charm but I wouldn't like to have my life or freedom depend on his detective abilities. It was amusing to observe the way he did anything he felt appropriate to help his client. No matter the legality of it. Hiding witnesses, disturbing evidence at a crime scene, and even downright stealing evidence right from the Sheriff's office.

This movie must be noted for having one of the bloodiest crime scenes in a pre-1960's film. It's a wonder the censors passed it.


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