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Sing Sinner Sing (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 17 August 1933 (USA)
A singer on a gambling ship is married to a wealthy playboy. When he is found murdered, all evidence points to her as the culprit, and she is put on trial for the crime.


Howard Christie (as Howard Christy)


Wilson Collison (play), Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screen story) (as Edward T. Lowe)


Cast overview:
Paul Lukas ... Phil Carida
Leila Hyams ... Lela Larson
Don Dillaway ... Ted Rendon
Ruth Donnelly ... Margaret 'Maggie' Flannigan
George E. Stone ... Spats
Joyce Compton ... Gwen
Jill Dennett Jill Dennett ... Sadie
Arthur Hoyt ... Uncle Homer
Walter McGrail ... Louis
Gladys Blake ... Cecily Gordon
Arthur Housman ... Jerry
Edgar Norton ... Roberts the Butler
Stella Adams ... Aunt Emily van Puyten
Walter Brennan ... Henchman Riordan
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A singer on a gambling ship is married to a wealthy playboy. When he is found murdered, all evidence points to her as the culprit, and she is put on trial for the crime.

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Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Friday 10 September 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Referenced in Trick or Treats (1982) See more »

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Well Done Poverty Row Offering
20 December 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Leila Hyams is the leading act on Paul Lukas' gambling ship. She's also his live-in girlfriend. Rich, perpetually drunk Don Dillaway proposes marriage, and Leila accepts; pal Ruth Donnelly keeps adding onto the alimony, but Leila cares for the guy, until....

It's a startlingly well-cast movie from Larry Darmour productions, with one-time director Howard Christie allowing cinematographer Ira Morgan free rein with a moving camera and process shots for the first half. Although this production clearly spends little money on sets, and is just two steps above an exploitation movie, it's clear that Darmour was using the major studios' cast-off talent to make his big move into the big-time. It didn't work; 1933 was another disastrous year for the movie industry. This movie was soon forgotten, and MGM recycled the idea, based on the suspicious death of tobacco heir Zachary Smith Reynolds into RECKLESS for William Powell & Jean Harlow.

As indicated above, Christie never directed another movie. Instead, he became a producer for Universal. He worked on Abbott & Costello movies, westerns, whatever came his way. Eventually he was appointed a vice-president in charge of television. He retired in 1970 and died in 1992, age 79.

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17 August 1933 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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