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Murder in the Fleet (1935)

Passed | | Mystery, Comedy, Drama | 24 May 1935 (USA)
Taylor is cast as Lt. Tom Randolph, one of several naval officers confined to his ship when a murder occurs. The victim was in the process of delivering the components for a new electrical ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Tom Randolph
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Betty Lansing
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Mac O'Neill
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'Toots' Timmons
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'Spud' Burke
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Victor Hanson
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Capt. John Winslow
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Lt. Arnold
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Lt. Cmdr. David Tucker
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Kamchukan Consul
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Jenny Lane
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'Greasy'
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Walter Drake (as Tony Hughes)
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Al Duval
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'Heavy' Johnson
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Taylor is cast as Lt. Tom Randolph, one of several naval officers confined to his ship when a murder occurs. The victim was in the process of delivering the components for a new electrical flight-control device, thus everyone concerned is suspected of being a killer, or a foreign agent, or both.

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You too, will be baffled by the murder committed before a ship full of witnesses! (original poster) See more »

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Mystery | Comedy | Drama

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Passed | See all certifications »
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24 May 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El acorazado misterioso  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Much of the filming took place aboard a real U.S. Navy cruiser. See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
(1814) (uncredited)
Music by John Stafford Smith
Played aboard ship when the colors are struck
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Entertaining mystery set aboard navy cruiser
29 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Someone aboard the USS Carolina is attempting to sabotage an important, secret gunnery system's field test... by murdering those installing it. Plenty of suspects abound as there are many visitors aboard the ship while it is in port. Overall an entertaining mystery set aboard a US naval cruiser. Robert Taylor stars as Lt. Randolph, in command of the gunnery test, with Jean Parker as his rich, spoiled love interest. Nat Pendleton plays Randolph's CPO, who, with the aid of Una Merkel and Ted Healy (of stooges fame), provides the comic relief. Look for an uncredited Ward Bond as a sailor-murder victim and Keye Luke as aid to the visiting Manchukan Consul.


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