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Seven Doors to Death (1944)

Approved | | Mystery, Romance | 16 August 1944 (USA)
A shot rings out in a darkened apartment; a woman screams and flees, tricking architect Jimmy McMillan into giving her a ride. McMillan returns and finds a body; but the police find a ... See full summary »

Director:

Elmer Clifton

Writers:

Helen Kiely (original story), Elmer Clifton (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chick Chandler ... Jimmy McMillan
June Clyde ... Mary Rawling
George Meeker ... Charles Eaton
Michael Raffetto ... Capt. Wm. Jaffe
Gregory Gaye ... Henry Gregor (as Gregory Gay)
Edgar Dearing ... Claude Burns
Rebel Randall ... Mable De Rose
Milton Wallace Milton Wallace ... Donald Adams
Casey MacGregor Casey MacGregor ... Timothy Green
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Storyline

A shot rings out in a darkened apartment; a woman screams and flees, tricking architect Jimmy McMillan into giving her a ride. McMillan returns and finds a body; but the police find a different body! He and the woman in question (Mary Rawlins, niece of the late owner), both suspects, become allies; among light romantic banter they hunt the real killer behind the seven doors of a blind alley, housing eccentric suspects and a dark, intricate, spooky cellar... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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IT'S murder...but FUN! See more »

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Mystery | Romance

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The character played by Gregory Gaye is "Henry Gregor" in dialogue, but screen credits wrongly list the name as "Henry Butler." See more »

Quotes

Capt. William Jaffe: You see the night of the murder he was being IQ tested by a psychiatrist.
Jimmy McMillan: What for, public office?
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Woeful
25 March 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

The seven deadly doors open off a very pretty open courtyard. Right away I was scared— probably because I could have actually paid money to see this mess. If you can figure out the plot, the physics department may have a place for you. Poverty row PRC really cut more than corners with this one. The sets are few, and dark for more reason than atmosphere. For a supposed mystery, there's about as much suspense as watching a clock tick. But then it is 1944, and wartime audiences need any kind of escape. That's probably why usual sidekick Chick Chandler gets a shot at the lead and shows why he was better as a sidekick. He seems not to be taking anything too seriously. The highpoint may well be half-dressed Rebel Randall's shimmy and shake that unfortunately doesn't come til near the end. Otherwise, there's nothing to recommend in this woeful programmer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanishing Corpses See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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