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Director:
Writers:
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Harold Jacob Smith (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
29 March 1946 (USA) See more »
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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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Wicked woman Janis Carter supplies oomph for gritty little noir See more (11 total) »

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)
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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)

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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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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Wicked woman Janis Carter supplies oomph for gritty little noir, 25 October 2001
Author: bmacv from Western New York

Night Editor was the proposed "pilot" for a series of B-movie programmers introduced by a bunch of graveyard-shift reporters working the police beat. The series came to naught, but this maiden effort bears watching. William Gargan is a basically decent married detective on the force who has been getting a little action on the side with rich dame Janis Carter, a haut-40s glamourpuss in the Claire Trevor/Helen Walker/Audrey Totter mold whose few performances leave us wondering why her career wasn't a lot bigger. Parked in a lover's lane one night, they witness a man bludgeoning his girlfriend to death with a tire iron. In the movie's most notorious scene, Carter reaches a pitch of erotic frenzy from this random act of sadistic voyeurism. Gargan then has to investigate the crime while keeping mum about the fact that he saw it happen. Of course it turns out that the murderer was not a stranger, but a well-to-do banker friend of Carter's.... Night Editor is a splendid example of why, in the early postwar years, audiences took to these dimly lit, zero-budget, quick-and-dirty crime dramas: They were unapologetically sleazy, they had no time for the sentimental gloss that Hollywood had confected, and they were shocking fun.

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