Movie Maker (1951)

Genres - Crime  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Alec (Peter Reynolds) thinks he's a "Smart Alec" because he's dreamed up the perfect murder. He kills his uncle in a manner that leaves no trace of foul play. The cops know he did it, but they have no proof. Alec walks out of the courtroom a free man, but fate deals him a fatal, ironic blow. The murderer's modus operandi-a bullet made of ice, which melts upon impact-is an old mystery-story device, previously utilized in one of the Monogram Charlie Chan pictures of the 1940s. Smart Alec was written by Alec Coppel, a past master at murder tales with unexpected twists.

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freeze, weapons, courtroom, false-accusation, investigation, killing, murder, uncle