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Director:
Writers:
Scott Littleton (story)
Harold Jacob Smith (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
29 March 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In the middle of a kiss...Murder!
Plot:
"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount... See more » | Add synopsis »
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dvd review: Bad Girls of Film Noir
 (From Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy. 23 February 2010, 11:35 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
William Gargan ... Police Lt. Tony Cochrane
Janis Carter ... Jill Merrill
Jeff Donnell ... Martha Cochrane
Coulter Irwin ... Johnny
Charles D. Brown ... Crane Stewart
Paul E. Burns ... Police Lt. Ole Strom
Harry Shannon ... Police Capt. Lawrence

Frank Wilcox ... Douglas Loring
Robert Kellard ... Doc Cochrane (as Robert Stevens)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Calkins ... Boy (uncredited)

Anthony Caruso ... Tusco (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Dickstein (uncredited)

Michael Chapin ... Doc Cochrane as a Boy (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... Butler (uncredited)
Jack Davis ... District Attorney Bill Halloran (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Fat Man in Library (uncredited)
Jack Frack ... Reporter (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Benjamin Merrill (uncredited)
Betty Hill ... Elaine Blanchard (uncredited)
William Kahn ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Police Chief Burns (uncredited)
Robert Emmett Keane ... Max (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Murray Leonard ... Proprietor (uncredited)
Jimmy Lloyd ... Clerk (uncredited)
Lou Lubin ... Necktie (uncredited)
Cy Malis ... Man (uncredited)
Herman Marks ... Man (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Swanson (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Man (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Detective Andy (uncredited)
Joe Palma ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Ronnie Ralph ... Small Boy (uncredited)
Wally Rose ... Photographer (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Mr. Graham - Bank Executive (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... Bartender (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Street Sweeper Driver (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... J.M. Moppes--Coroner (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Phillips (uncredited)
Douglas Wood ... Bank Manager (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Levin 
 
Writing credits
Scott Littleton (story "Inside Story")

Harold Jacob Smith (screenplay) (as Hal Smith)

Hal Burdick  radio program

Produced by
Ted Richmond .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey 
Philip Tannura 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Fantl 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Volkman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Russell Malmgren .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gert Andersen .... second camera (uncredited)
Ned Scott .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ernst Toch .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Edwin Wetzel .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Vera Mikol .... research director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
USA:68 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: Though majority of movie is a prolonged flashback set in the early Thirties, absolutely nothing (with exception of vintage cars) - hairstyles, wardrobe, music, decor - would have seemed out of place in a contemporary story set in mid-Forties.See more »
Quotes:
Jill Merrill:I don't need you, I can buy and sell you.I don't know why I bother seeing you.
Tony Cochrane:You don't know why? I'll tell you. You're rotten through and through.Like something they serve at the Ritz,only its been laying out in the sun too long.
Jill Merrill:That's right, Tony, you're not my kind. The clean cut type.Little tootsie-wootsie loves her great big stupid peasant.
Tony Cochrane:Yeah, for all your dough, like a ton of bricks!
Jill Merrill:How picturesque. And you were totally unresponsive?
Tony Cochrane:You're like a sickness. I was sick!
Jill Merrill:No, Tony it was a fever!
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Never trust your bank manager, 4 February 2012
Author: Alex da Silva from United Kingdom

This is a story told in flashback by the night editor of a newspaper to warn off Coulter Irwin (Johnny) from misbehaving away from home. It is the tale of policeman William Gargan (Tony) who is playing away from home with Janis Carter (Jill). One night they witness a murder but Gargan hesitates in pursuing the culprit for the sake of revealing his affair and bringing shame upon himself. The murder is investigated by his homicide team but things don't sit comfortably with him when an innocent man is sentenced to death for the crime. He holds the key to a stay of execution but will he reveal his hand?

The film gets off to a slow start - the first fifteen minutes are actually quite annoying as we have to suffer some crass dialogue from a boy, eg, "I get lonesome sometimes". It's unrealistic dialogue and makes the boy seem like a drip. You can actually see why Gargan is having an affair when we are also introduced to the sickly nice Jeff Donnell (Martha) who plays his wife. If you can get past the rather sentimentally awful beginning, then you will be rewarded as scheming Janis Carter makes an appearance.

As regards the cast, everyone has good and bad moments: Janis Carter is unintentionally hilarious when she loses control of her emotions and begs to see the dead body of the murdered woman, Paul E Burns (Strom) puts on an awful foreign accent from nowhere but succeeds in being likable as Gargan's police buddy, while Gargan himself is a bit too zombie-like on occasion.

Despite the cast being slightly off, the film still works and the story keeps you watching. You may guess the outcome but you will also be entertained by some of the twists.

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