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Murder! (1930)

A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Clemence Dane (from: "Enter Sir John"), Helen Simpson (from: "Enter Sir John") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Herbert Marshall ... Sir John Menier
Norah Baring ... Diana Baring
Phyllis Konstam ... Doucie Markham
Edward Chapman ... Ted Markham
Miles Mander ... Gordon Druce
Esme Percy ... Handel Fane
Donald Calthrop ... Ion Stewart
Esme V. Chaplin Esme V. Chaplin ... Prosecuting Counsel
Amy Brandon Thomas ... Defending Counsel (as Amy Brandon-Thomas)
Joynson Powell ... Judge
S.J. Warmington ... Bennett
Marie Wright Marie Wright ... Miss Mitcham
Hannah Jones ... Mrs. Didsome
Una O'Connor ... Mrs. Grogram
R.E. Jeffrey ... Foreman of the Jury
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Storyline

The police find the actress, Diana Baring, near the body of her friend. All the circumstantial proofs seems to point to her and, at the end of the trial, she is condemned. Sir John Menier, a jury member, suspects Diana's boyfriend, who works as an acrobat wearing a dresses. Written by Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enter Sir John See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print: British)

Sound Mix:

Mono (R. C. A. Photo Phone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first movie where a person's thoughts are presented on the soundtrack of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Sir John meets Diana in jail, in the first long shot after they sat down: on the left side of the frame the set wall is missing, the studio background is visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Old Woman: People ought to be ashamed of themselves, kicking up all that racket at this time of night.
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Connections

Referenced in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67
(1809) (uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played during the opening credits
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Slow-Moving, But Stick Around for the Ending
10 March 2001 | by skeetsmillerSee all my reviews

Alfred Hitchcock's Murder! is not a great film, but I give it *** out of ****, so it must be good, and it is. The acting is good, the premise is intriguing, but the film being extremely slow-moving, makes the film boring at times, but it is still at times a quite mesmerizing film that is worth is just for the extraordinary ending. The plot deals with a woman( Norah Baring) being accused of murder, and a juror( a great Herbert Marshall) being almost sure that she is not the killer, and attempting to find this killer. I will not reveal any more of the plot to you, as I think that this film deserved to be seen, not just read. It is not one of Hitchcock's more popular films, and not one of his best. It is an early talkie, so be prepared for a poor print. But past that and it's slow-moving flaws, it's a well-acted film that deserves to be seen.


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