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The Glass Alibi (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 27 April 1946 (USA)
Joe Eykner (Douglas Fowley), an opportunistic newspaper reporter, persuades wealthy, Santa Monica widow Linda Vale (Maris Wrixon), to marry him. He and his girlfriend, Belle Martin (Anne ... See full summary »

Director:

W. Lee Wilder

Writer:

Mindret Lord (original screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Kelly ... Max Anderson
Douglas Fowley ... Joe Eykner
Anne Gwynne ... Belle Martin
Maris Wrixon ... Linda Vale
Jack Conrad Jack Conrad ... Benny Brandini
Selmer Jackson ... Dr. John F. Lawson
Cyril Thornton Cyril Thornton ... Riggs
Cy Kendall ... Red Hogan
Walter Soderling ... Coroner
Victor Potel ... Gas Attendant (as Vic Potel)
George Chandler ... Bartender
Phyllis Adair Phyllis Adair ... Nurse
Ted Stanhope ... Drug Clerk
Dick Scott Dick Scott ... Frank
Eula Guy Eula Guy ... Connie
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Joe Eykner (Douglas Fowley), an opportunistic newspaper reporter, persuades wealthy, Santa Monica widow Linda Vale (Maris Wrixon), to marry him. He and his girlfriend, Belle Martin (Anne Gwynne (I)', are planning on Linda soon dying from her heart ailment. But, renewed by love, Linda's condition is rapidly improving, which prompts her impatient husband to scheme the "perfect" murder, but police homicide-detective, Max Anderson (Paul Kelly), is asking a lot of questions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egoismo Fatal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Nifty thriller with plot twists.
22 October 2001 | by mctylerSee all my reviews

A reporter marries a dying heiress though in love with the moll of an imprisoned gangster. When it appears his wife is in no hurry to die, the reporter and his girlfriend plan murder with an airtight "alibi." Alas, things do not go as planned (do they ever in the movies?). This may seem dated now but when viewed from its release date of 1946, it is a nifty thriller with good plot twists.


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