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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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Language:
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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A femme fatale discovery, 16 March 2010
Author: meyermihm from United States

I just found my newest femme fatal favorite. Janis Carter, who plays an incredibly sexy but psychopathic society woman having a deranged affair with a police detective in the 1946 C-level noir Night Editor. Never saw her before. When she and the detective witness a woman being clubbed to death while they're sitting in a lover's lane, the Carter character suddenly starts yelling, "I want to see the body." Man, when this lady asks for a "date" with her cop lover, you know she's not fooling around. This actress was far more convincing as a dangerous seductress than most of the other actresses playing those roles in the 40s and 50s, with the exceptions of Barbara Stanwick and Gloria Grahame. What a waste that she didn't appear in more and better noirs.

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