Crime of the Century (1939)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This mystery involves a shady family, big business, and the media. The trouble begins when an industrial magnate tries to hush up the murder of his associate so that he can rig the board of directors' election. A newspaper reporter learns of the murder and is determined to find the killer. Unfortunately, he is kidnapped before he can solve the last clues. His brother takes over the case, but he falls in love with a sneaky woman whose boss is the tycoon. Then the dead man's daughter gets involved. This leads the new investigator into a bathroom where the missing corpse is discovered in a bathtub covered in ice.

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killing, brother, crime-solving, criminal, daughter, death, dishonesty, election, extramarital-affair, family, family-business, father, freeze, investigation, journalism, kidnapping, love, missing-person, murder, newspaper, reporter, tycoon