Murder in Times Square (1943)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film, Whodunit  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though somewhat past his prime, Edmund Lowe carries the dramatic weight of Murder in Times Square with breezy assuredness. Lowe plays Barrymoresque stage actor Cory Williams, who vaingloriously tries to solve a bizarre series of murders. Though the killings take place in the heart of New York, the victims are killed by the venom of a rattlesnake. It turns out that the killing has a vendetta against theater people, and Williams may be next on the list. Marguertie Chapman costars as perky press agent Melinda Mathews, while the many suspects and victims include Bruce Bennett, Veda Ann Borg, John Litel, and, best of all, Esther Dale as a crafty panhandler named Longacre Lil.

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actor, agent [representative], bum, criminal, doctor/nurse, false-accusation, injection, investigation, killing, love, murder, poison, police, press-agent, rattlesnake, suspect, venom