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Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | April 1942 (USA)
Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Gordon McKay
... Jane Mitchell
... Gerald Ladimer
... Mayor Daniels
... Captain Lynch
... Eddie Wright
... Matty
... Bessie Wright (as Catherine Lewis)
... Mrs. Daniels
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First feature film from director Fred Zinneman is a snappy little "B" feature that features Van Heflin as the head of a city crime lab who solves the murder of the town mayor by analyzing evidence from the crime. Written by <jbsports@li.net>

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Crime under the microscope.Introducing Police chemist Gordon McKay.


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Along Came Murder  »

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Budget:

$199,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$336,000, 31 December 1942

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$550,000, 31 December 1942
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Connie Gilchrist (Mrs. Harrison Chetwode), Naomi Childers (Miss Huser), Mary Currier (Manager), Charles Wagenheim (Martin), 'Florence Wright' (Saleslady), Harry Strang and Ted Oliver. Childers was apparently replaced by May McAvoy. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, the Bunsen burner can be seen going out. A few seconds later (without being re-lit) it is used to light a cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Wright: Just bury me with one of your swell hamburgers on my chest.
Bessie Wright: With onions?
Eddie Wright: You oughta know by now.
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Solid if inauspicious directorial debut for Fred Zinnemann
4 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

The feature film debut of director Fred Zinnemann, the man who'd later go on to direct such classics as "High Noon" and "From Here to Eternity," kicks things off with a solid little police thriller. Van Heflin, an actor who I'm always baffled at how he became a leading man, plays a police chemist uncovering the mayor's murderer. This is strictly B-Movie material, but it's well done and even if you don't see the brilliance you'd see in later Zinnemann films, you do see that he's a solid filmmaker. Certainly worth checking out.


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