Quiet Please, Murder (1942)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Caper, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A public library at night is the setting for this fast-moving crime caper. George Sanders is a gentleman crook specializing in selling forgeries of rare books. In the company of phony policemen, Sanders enters the library unmolested and pilfers a priceless Shakespeare folio in order to expedite his operation. The criminal's girl friend/accomplice Gail Patrick is willing to go along with the crime until Sanders begins displaying a homicidal streak. She calls in a detective (Richard Denning) to foil the criminal. A murder or two later, Sanders is tracked down amidst the dark, forbidding library shelves. It's no small trick to make a library exciting, but Quiet Please, Murder pulls this off with speed and economy.

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artifact, counterfeit, accomplice [criminal], book, capture, con/scam, criminal, detective, employment, expert, forgery, friendship, gentleman, girl, killing, library, priceless, profit, public, rare, robbery, romance, security-guard, selling, tracking [following]