10 user 1 critic

Fashion Model (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery | 2 March 1945 (USA)
When a top fashion model is murdered, a stockboy is suspected of the crime. He and another model set out to clear his name and find the real killer.


William Beaudine


Tim Ryan (screenplay), Victor Hammond (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video


Learn more

More Like This 

Womanhandled (1925)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bill Dana, a New York City playboy, can resist the flaming flapper and red-hot mamas along the Great White Way, so he decides to head out west to his uncle's ranch in Wind River, Texas. But the gold-diggers and their relatives follow him.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, Edmund Breese
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Donna (Del Rio) is a diva of the stage and wants her lover Rico (Alvarado) as her leading man. To keep this from happening, the producers (Churchill, Cavanaugh) grab Roger Kerry (Marshall) off the street and say he has a contract.

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Dolores del Rio, Everett Marshall, Guy Kibbee
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Brenda Marshall, David Bruce, Virginia Field
China Passage (1937)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Tommy Baldwin and Joe Dugan are entrusted to carry a fabulous diamond. If they succeed, they will be well paid. If they fail, they will be well buried. When they go to pick up the diamond, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy
Stars: Constance Worth, Vinton Hayworth, Leslie Fenton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American soldier stationed in England is ready to go on his honeymoon with his new wife when his ex-wife, a gorgeous blonde, shows up and insists that they're still married. His two ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey
Stars: Bonar Colleano, Diana Decker, David Tomlinson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Philip Ford
Stars: Adele Mara, Kane Richmond, Richard Fraser
High Tide (1947)
Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A fast-moving automobile fails to make a sharp turn of the highway from Malibu to Los Angeles. It overturns and its occupants, Tim Slade, Newspaper man turned private investigator, and Hugh... See full summary »

Director: John Reinhardt
Stars: Lee Tracy, Don Castle, Julie Bishop
Lancer Spy (1937)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: Dolores del Rio, George Sanders, Peter Lorre
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Ralph Murphy
Stars: Charles Bickford, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenager is accused of murdering a gas station owner.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Jackie Cooper, Gale Storm, Patricia Morison
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Movie star changes places with a king who looks exactly like him, causing complications for all concerned.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Carl Brisson, Mary Ellis, Edward Everett Horton
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Members of the French underground resistance, live their "normal" lives during the day, and fight the occupying Nazis in the war-torn Paris after dark. Some will end their lives fighting, and some will find purpose in life once again.

Director: Léonide Moguy
Stars: George Sanders, Philip Dorn, Brenda Marshall


Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ... Jimmy O'Brien
Marjorie Weaver ... Peggy Rooney
Tim Ryan Tim Ryan ... Police Inspector O'Hara
Lorna Gray ... Yvonne Brewster
Dorothy Christy ... Madame Celeste
Dewey Robinson ... Police Detective Grogan
Sally Yarnell Sally Yarnell ... Marie Lewis
Jack Norton ... Herbert
Harry Depp Harry Depp ... Harvey Van Allen
Nell Craig ... Jessica Van Allen
Edward Keane ... Jacques Duval
John Valentine John Valentine ... Davis


Peggy Rooney, Yvonne Brewster, and Marie Lewis are models at Madame Celeste's fashion house, Madame Celeste who is only the front for the business' true designer and owner, her ex-husband, Jacques Duval. There is disharmony at the fashion house, as Yvonne is trying to steal Peggy's boyfriend, Jimmy O'Brien, Madame Celeste's stock clerk and driver. This behavior is typical for Yvonne as she was the cause of Duval and Celeste's marriage breaking up. Jimmy is implicated as the culprit when Yvonne is found strangled to death, as Mac, the security guard, overheard Jimmy state that he would strangle Yvonne. In reality, Jimmy said that to Peggy in jest to appease her jealousy. Beyond all the employees at the fashion house, other people who are brought in for questioning by the police are: Mr. Davis, Yvonne's older wealthy boyfriend; and snobbish and condescending customer Jessica Van Allen and her henpecked husband Harvey Van Allen, the last two customers in the store before closing when ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

model | modeling | See All (2) »


Comedy | Mystery


Not Rated | See all certifications »






Release Date:

2 March 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Model Murder See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


This film received its earliest documented telecast in New York City Saturday 24 July 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2); West Coast television viewers got their first chance to see it in San Francisco Wednesday 30 November 1949 on KRON (Channel 4), and in Los Angveles Wednesday 21 December 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »


When Duval is in the back of the truck,supposedly murdered, he is clearly breathing as his stomach is moving. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A nice Monogram programmer
12 June 2012 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

Peggy Rooney (Weaver) is a model and Jimmy O'Brien a stock boy at the high fashion dress store, Celeste's. Given that it's a Monogram, we get right down to business and a murder of one of the fashion models (Gray) occurs very shortly into the film. Inspector O'Hara (Ryan) and his dumb cop sidekick Grogan (Robinson) come to investigate and O'Hara at first decides it must be Jimmy O'Brien. Although I'm a fan of dumb, likable cop characters (my favorites are Ed Gargan and Tom Kennedy), Robinson's portrayal leaves me cold – he's just not humorous. Two more murders ensue; Rooney helps O'Brien escape from the police (she disguises herself as O'Brien's grandmother – which, of course, fools Grogan). Now they are fugitives and so it goes until the real murderer is caught. The best part of the movie is towards the end when Rooney and O'Brien are in the dress shop trying to evade the police. Although their initial disguise as an elderly "Southern" couple bombs as they're dressed in 19th century costumes, this is the only really jarring part of the movie. What does work is when they pretend to be mannequins and Jack Norton plays a drunken (what else?) window dresser. Norton has a pretty lengthy part and does a wonderful job. Tim Ryan also does a good job and is always fun to watch. Lowery and Weaver make a very good team and are good with light comedy.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Horror and Thriller Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular horror and thriller movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed