The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - May 2, 1945 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A policeman teams up with a drama critic to solve a mystery in this drama. They look into a case involving a wealthy, famous uncle who is killed backstage. His death destroys the Broadway debut of the uncle's niece whose father, also a very popular actor, becomes the prime suspect as the recently bankrupt fellow was in line to inherit the uncle's fortune. It is a complex case, but somehow the critic and the cop are able to sort through it all and reveal that the killer's identity.

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killing, critic, friendship, investigation, murder, backstage, police, uncle