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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.

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

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Final film of Selena Royle. See more »

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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 Broadway by Light (1958) See more »

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Low-budget
27 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This film only heightens Edgar Ulmer's fame as a great director even if it isn't as great as Detour was.The opening has one detective tracking down another, and the fistfight that follows leads to an intriguing story told in flashback that begins with a scene of a murdered man face-down on a carpet of an apartment with his face in a fireplace, which turns out to be an important part of the plot. Why was one detective beating up the other? Well, the other had fallen in love with the supposed murderer of the dead man in the apartment. After she's convicted of the murder, while he's escorting her on a long train ride to prison, she sees the supposed dead man while looking out the window of the moving train. He's standing on the platform of a station the train had passed by. This has elements of Detour in it, if I remember correctly. In any event, said detective becomes convinced of the possibility of the woman's (Barbara Payton) innocence and they actually jump off the moving train together to get to the bottom of the case. What a brilliant use of the limited funds available to make this movie. But it gets much better as they move closer to the truth, with the owners of a ceramics company (it wasn't Bauer Pottery but it could have been). I couldn't stop watching Murder Is My Beat.


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