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Nocturne (1946)

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Police detective Joe Warner investigates the shooting of womanizing composer Keith Vincent. Evidence points to suicide and that is the official verdict, but Joe doesn't buy it and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Lynn Bari ...
Virginia Huston ...
Carol Page
Joseph Pevney ...
Fingers
Myrna Dell ...
Susan
Edward Ashley ...
Vincent
Walter Sande ...
Halberson
Mabel Paige ...
Mrs. Warne
Bern Hoffman ...
Torp (as Bernard Hoffman)
Queenie Smith ...
Queenie
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Gratz (as Mack Grey)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lilian Bond ...
Mrs. Billings (scenes deleted)
Broderick O'Farrell ...
Billings' Butler (scenes deleted)
William Wright ...
Mr. Billings (scenes deleted)
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Police detective Joe Warner investigates the shooting of womanizing composer Keith Vincent. Evidence points to suicide and that is the official verdict, but Joe doesn't buy it and obsessively keeps looking, tracking down one discarded love after another, despite being ordered off the case. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Nocturno  »

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When Police Lt. Joe Warne says, "I like that alibi. It's round, it's firm, it's fully packed.", he is riffing on a phrase often used in advertising for Lucky Strike cigarettes at the time: "So round, so firm, so fully packed." See more »

Goofs

When Vincent is playing the piano, his white shirt cuffs are showing. When the camera goes to a close-up of the piano playing, the arms/hands show no cuffs, but reappear when Vincent is on screen again. See more »

Quotes

Police Lt. Joe Warne: How do you know I'm not a detective?
Miss Madison, the dance instructor: Don't be silly! Who ever heard of a detective with his hat off!
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Why Pretend
Music and Lyrics by Eleanor Rudolph
Sung by Virginia Huston (dubbed by Martha Mears) (uncredited)
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Great dialogue
14 September 2000 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

A fair detective mystery with a somewhat hackneyed plot (detective believes suicide was actually *moider*!), and occasionally almost laughable direction

  • the detective's meditations on the case are illustrated by the camera


zooming past photos of his suspects.

What makes _Nocturne_ enjoyable is the fun characters and great dialogue, especially between George Raft's detective and suspects Lynn Bari and Myrna Dell. Watch out for the scene where the detective's mother discusses his case with a friend, who has learned all about forensic science from watching detective movies, and he walks in on them re-enacting the crime - pure gold.


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