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Murder in the Blue Room (1944)

A party is thrown at a haunted mansion, people start to die, and a man who spent a night in the "blue room" disappears.

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay), Stanley Davis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anne Gwynne ... Nan
Donald Cook ... Steve
John Litel ... Frank Baldrich
Grace McDonald ... Peggy
Betty Kean Betty Kean ... Betty
June Preisser ... Jerry
Regis Toomey ... Inspector McDonald
Nella Walker ... Linda Baldrich
Andrew Tombes ... Dr. Carroll
Ian Wolfe ... Edwards
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Hannagan
Bill Williams ... Larry (as Bill MacWilliams)
Frank Marlowe ... Curtin
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A party is thrown at a haunted mansion, people start to die, and a man who spent a night in the "blue room" disappears.

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IT'S MUR-DER TO MUSIC..! (US poster, all caps) (see http://www.emovieposter.com/agallery/archiveitem/10786511.html)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crimen del cuarto azul See more »

Company Credits

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally set to feature The Ritz Brothers, they were replaced by a female comedy team known as The Three Jazzybelles. See more »

Quotes

Betty: I know about this house - it's haunted. I read about it in the Sunday Magazine section.
Jerry: You did *what*?
Jerry: [slight pause] Well, somebody read it to me... but I know it's haunted.
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Connections

Remake of Geheimnis des blauen Zimmers (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boogie Woogie Boogie Man
(uncredited)
Written by Milton Rosen and Everett Carter
Performed by Grace McDonald, Jane Kean and June Preisser
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"Madam, I am not a hamburger."
8 June 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Universal remakes Secret of the Blue Room again, this time as a musical comedy. It's got a good cast, including Anne Gwynne, Regis Toomey, John Litel, Milton Parsons, Donald Cook, and Ian Wolfe. The likable comedy dance team The Three Jazzybelles (Grace McDonald, Betty Kean, and June Preisser) steal the picture. It's one of those movies that seems like it was made by committee. One guy said "Let's do a murder mystery." Another said "Let's do a comedy." And then another said "No, it must be a musical!" The result is this uneven but surprisingly enjoyable concoction. It's a good-looking picture with some fairly impressive special effects and a nice amount of shadowy atmosphere. If you go into it knowing what it is, I think you'll take more kindly to the musical comedy elements. But if you go into it expecting a thriller or something, you'll probably be pretty disappointed.


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