Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress,Claire Worthington ('Catherine Craig (I)' Qv)) to safeguard his position. He arranges ... See full summary »
W. Lee Wilder
A "work-house" girl, tired of her lot in life, marries for money. She then decides to take revenge against her new husband's parents, then determines to let nothing or no one stop her from getting to the top.
In this comedy adventure, a jewel theif hides his latest goods in a deserted barge, but ends up in jail. Two young models then buy the barge, and with the help of two little old ladies, find them and claim the reward.
Four people with very different backgrounds meet by chance at an English pub and gradually become carried away in an alcohol-lubricated bout of thrill-seeking (so far as that was possible ... See full summary »
Originally set to feature The Ritz Brothers, they were replaced by a female comedy team known as The Three Jazzybelles. See more »
I know about this house - it's haunted. I read about it in the Sunday Magazine section.
You did *what*?
Well, somebody read it to me... but I know it's haunted.
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Murder in the Blue Room fondly remembered by actress
Murder in the Blue Room was a personal favorite of it's star, Anne Gwynne. Anne told me herself that she thought the picture 'was snappy' and 'really moved along'. I couldn't agree more! Yes, kind of odd that a Universal Pictures mystery-thriller would be laced with Boogie Woogie tunes, but, surprisingly, the numbers tie in well with the plot and are not overdrawn. Probably the best tune is the novelty number "Boogie Woogie Boogie Man", sung by the girl group to captive butler Ian Wolfe! Anne's song, "One Starry Night," dubbed by vocalist Martha Tilton, is also a very good tune. Without giving away the plot, there is an interesting twist, all wrapped up in a seaside ghost-mansion setting. Very atmospheric scenes include the interrupted party scene wherein the ghost makes an appearance at the piano, the appearance of ghoulish-costumed Larry Dearden at the costume party, and the climactic gun play in the caves underneath the mansion. Made by any other studio with other actors,this film would not have been half as good, and unfortunately the movie is rarely seen today. A great example of classic '40's Universal.
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