A Night for Crime (1942)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Feb 18, 1943 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Glenda Farrell reprises her fast-talking girl reporter persona in PRC's Night for Crime. Ms. Farrell is cast as Susan, a big-city sob sister who investigates the murder of movie extra Ellen Smith (Marjorie Manners). Adding to the confusion, movie star Mona (Lina Basquette) disappears in the middle of an important production. As clues and suspects pile up, Susan and detective Joe (Lyle Talbot) try to solve the mystery without ending up as murder victims themselves. A Night for Crime was based on a story by Hollywood columnist Jimmy Starr, who appears on-screen with his journalistic colleagues Erskine Johnson, Edwin Schallert (father of actor William Schallert) and Harry Crocker.

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actor, behind-the-scenes, bumbler, criminal, death, detective, film, filmmaker, film-set, investigator, killing, missing, police, stars [celebrities], suspect, suspicion