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A Shriek in the Night (1933)

Pat Morgan and Ted Kord are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.

Director:

Albert Ray

Writers:

Kurt Kempler (story), Frances Hyland (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Pat Morgan
Lyle Talbot ... Ted Kord
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... Peterson, the Janitor
Purnell Pratt ... Police Insp. Russell
Lillian Harmer ... Augusta, the Housekeeper
Arthur Hoyt ... Wilfred
Louise Beavers ... Maid (as Louise Beaver)
Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson ... Editor Perkins
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Storyline

Pat Morgan and Ted Kord are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.

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Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hurlement dans la nuit See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Sunday 17 July 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11) and in Los Angeles Sunday 3 September 1950 on KFI (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

The position of Pat Morgan's hands on the newspaper vary between shots when she is talking to the Inspector about the second murder. See more »

Quotes

Police Insp. Russell: I warned you against thinking!
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Crazy Credits

Black actress Louise Beavers, who plays the maid, is listed in the opening credits as "Louise Beaver." See more »

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Featured in Crime Wave: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

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Delightful Ginger Rogers Surrounded By Murders!
4 August 2005 | by MarcoAntonio1See all my reviews

The always delightful Ginger Rogers is seen here in this relic of a murder mystery "A Shriek In The Night". Looking cute and acting her usual cheerful self, Miss Rogers is a reporter posing as a personal secretary to a wealthy man until...he gets murdered! Whodunit? Rogers and rival reporter, played by Lyle Talbot, vie furiously with each other to get the scoop with some very hilarious results. Rogers always did have the splendid knack of delivering a wisecrack with just the right touch and in one scene where a cab driver refers to Talbot as a "man", Rogers snaps: "Man? Don't be vulgar!" Her timing and facial expressions are still fresh and charming today. What a splendid performer! The inspector and his sidekick have some funny bits and even the morgue keeper has a howling funny line. "A Shriek in the Night" is low-budget, but it doesn't always seem to be. Nice art deco sets and a good cast save it. One thing annoys me though. Why aren't we shown how Rogers gets out of the furnace near the end of the picture? Apart from that, "A Shriek in the Night" is not a bad film, although it is a film where you really need to pay attention to what's being said at the finish since we never meet some of the characters that are talked about during the conclusion.


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