Destination Murder (1950)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Release Date - Jun 6, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In Destination Murder, former starlet Myrna Dell plays one of those hard-bitten, blonde schemers that no true film noir could be without. Unfortunately, both she and Stanley Clements, the only other interesting character in the film, are killed off fairly early on in the game. The result is a rather unsatisfying crime thriller where the "Why?" is more of a mystery than the "Who?" Unaccountably, screenwriter Don Martin completely fails to explain why Mansfield (Franklyn Farnum) was murdered, what business he was in, or how his death could in any way benefit the killer. To ease the overall tension of this murky plot, Steve Gibson's Redcaps performs Gibson and James Springs' jazzy "Let's Go to a Party" and the ballad "Palace of Stone."