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The Truth About Murder (1946)

Approved | | Mystery | April 1946 (USA)
Christine, a lawyer closely working with District Attorney Lester Ashton, quits her job and joins his friend Bill's one-man buffet. Bill is drinking heavily because of his flirtatious wife.... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Lawrence Kimble (original screenplay), Hilda Gordon (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bonita Granville ... Christine Allen
Morgan Conway ... Dist. Atty. Lester Ashton
Rita Corday ... Peggy
Donald Douglas ... Paul Marvin (as Don Douglas)
June Clayworth ... Marsha Crane
Edward Norris ... William Ames Crane
Gerald Mohr ... Johnny Lacka
Michael St. Angel ... Hank
Tommy Noonan ... Jonesy (as Tom Noonan)
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Christine, a lawyer closely working with District Attorney Lester Ashton, quits her job and joins his friend Bill's one-man buffet. Bill is drinking heavily because of his flirtatious wife. Trying to help him they get involved in a murder. Now Christine and Lester must think of a way to have their mutual friend Bill cleared out. Written by BSK

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Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Mentem os Homens! See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Altoona Wednesday 20 June 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10); it first aired in Los Angeles Saturday 30 June 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9), in Philadelphia Tuesday 10 July 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Detroit Saturday 11 August 1956 on WJBK (Channel 2), in New York City Monday 29 October 1956 on WOR (Channel 9), in New Haven Sunday 11 November 1956 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Boston Monday 12 November 1956 on WNAC (Channel 7), and in Dayton Sunday 30 December 1956 on WLW-D (Channel 2). See more »

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just okay
15 January 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Morgan Conway stars with an adult Bonita Granville in "The Truth About Murder," a 1946 film.

Granville plays Christine Allen, an attorney in love with the D.A. (Morgan Conway). She would like to practice law, but he wants her to marry him and garden and get pregnant. You think this film is a little dated? When a philandering friend of theirs (June Clayworth) is murdered, her husband is accused, and Christine takes his case.

The film has a couple of holes, plus I knew who the murderer was about ten minutes in and then it all seemed so obvious as to be ridiculous.

The performances are fine. There's something really neat about Morgan Conway - he had such a strong face and nice delivery - and Granville does a good job as well. I think this is the first adult thing I've seen her do.

The end - well, let's just say the film is dated and leave it at that.


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