Seven Doors to Death (1944)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Whodunit  |   Release Date - Jul 27, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Affable comic actor Chick Chandler hadn't had a film starring role in years when Seven Doors to Death was produced in 1944, but the wartime leading-man shortage enabled him to secure top billing in this leisurely comedy/mystery. Chandler plays architect Jimmy McMillan, who designs an exclusive shopping center/apartment building with seven entrances. When a burglary-murder occurs in the building, practically every occupant is suspect, since every one had a convenient avenue of entrance. To find the genuine killer-and incidentally, to clear himself of suspicion-Jimmy plays detective, wandering through the building and mentally reconstructing the crime. Other veteran perfomers parading before the cameras include June Clyde, George Meeker, Gregory Gay, and motorcyle-cop-turned-actor Edgar Dearing.

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building, investigator, killing, murder, robbery, suspect, suspicion, architecture, opal