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Murder Is My Beat (1955)

Approved | | Film-Noir, Mystery | 27 February 1955 (USA)
A police detective helps a singer heading to prison for the murder of a man she claims is still alive.

Director:

Edgar G. Ulmer

Writers:

Aubrey Wisberg (screenplay), Aubrey Wisberg (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Langton ... Ray Patrick
Barbara Payton ... Eden Lane
Robert Shayne ... Police Captain Bert Rawley
Selena Royle ... Beatrice Abbott
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Abbott
Tracey Roberts Tracey Roberts ... Patsy Flint (as Tracy Roberts)
Kate MacKenna Kate MacKenna ... Miss Sparrow (as Kate McKenna)
Harry Harvey ... Gas Station Attendant (as Henry W. Harvey Sr.)
Jay Adler ... Bartender Louie
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Storyline

A police detective helps a singer heading to prison for the murder of a man she claims is still alive.

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Genres:

Film-Noir | Mystery

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger is My Beat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Masthead Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Barbara Payton. See more »

Goofs

When Det. Patrick goes to the snowbound mountain cabin to get Eden, the exterior location shot shows a lot of snow on and around the door. In the next obvious studio shot, there is hardly any snow and the door itself and the cabin's siding is different. See more »

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Referenced in Final Exam (1981) See more »

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Not all that bad!
18 March 2002 | by TAYLOR BOWIESee all my reviews

This is no masterpiece but is a modestly entertaining crime movie...not "noir" by any stretch either but the performances from a good group of "B" players are not bad, and anyway you don't get too much chance to see Barbara Payton in movies. Just don't expect any competition for The Big Heat or The Maltese Falcon and you should have a good time!


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