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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

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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 »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Began filming March 8, 1944, and released October 27. 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 The Missing Guest (1938) 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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A great who-dun-it!
19 March 2000 | by MbarnumSee all my reviews

Nobody made films like Universal Studios in the 1940s! They had a great stable of contract players, costumes by Vera West, and set designs that just scream of that decade! This film is a wonderful example of it all!

In an old mansion there is a mysterious bedroom, "the blue room," where a man died 20 years earlier,and now, anyone who spends the night in the room disappears!

Grace McDonald, Betty Kean, and June Preisser, as The 3 Jazzy-Belles, steal the show with their comic antics, jive dance routines and songs (Boogie Woogie Boogie Man is a highlight). Their roles originally were to be played by The Ritz Brothers! Thankfully (no offense to Ritz Bros. fans), that did not occur.

A fantastic murder-mystery-comedy-musical-combination that is truly fun! This film is a remake of two previous Universal movies THE SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM, and THE MISSING GUEST.


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