Dressed to Kill (1941)

Dressed to Kill


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The fourth of 20th Century-Fox's "Michael Shayne" mysteries finds private detective Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) anxiously preparing for his long-delayed marriage to showgirl Joanne La Mar (Mary Beth Hughes). Alas, Mike's pre-nuptual tete-a-tete with Joanne is interrupted by the sound of a scream. Rushing into a well-appointed hotel room, Shayne finds Emily the maid (Virginia Brissac) trembling beside the dead bodies of a washed-up Broadway producer and a faded stage actress. Noodling around the room a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Manning O'Connor, Richard Burke, Stanley Rauh
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On DVD: Sep 6, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox



as Michael Shayne

as Joanne La Marr

as Connie Earle

as Inspector Pierson

as Otto Kuhn

as Julian Davis

as Max Allaron

as Hal Brennon

as David Earle

as Phyllis Lathrop
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Economical B movie that has a snappy pace and some terrific lines. Among the best "The stork that brought you should have been arrested for dope peddling!" Lloyd Nolan is perfect in the lead, attractive but believably an everyday guy that you'd run into as a private detective. William Demarest and Henry Daniell play their stock characters but as always extremely well and add zing to the picture.

jay nixon

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A good mystery and some good performances but the movie lacked a solid femme fatal and never felt edgy.

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