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Grand Central Murder (1942)

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Grand Central Murder was intended as a followup to the MGM "sleeper" Kid Glove Killer, with the earlier film's star, Van Heflin, appearing in a similar role. When bitchy actress Mida King (Patricia Dane) is bumped off in a private train car at Grand Central Station, police inspector Gunther (Sam Levene) gathers together all likely suspects. One of these is wisecracking private eye Rocky Custer (Heflin), who endeavors to uncover the genuine murderer himself before Gunther slaps the cuffs on him. Custer's seemingly casual, off-the-cuff methods of detection prove infuriating to Gunther, but guess who solves the mystery-and a particularly baffling one at that--by fadeout time? The film received a mixed reviews from the New York critics, who enjoyed the mystery angle but found fault with Hollywood's convoluted concept of Grand Central Station's floor plan and its unbelievably close proximity to a fictional Broadway theatre (even so, these critics also applauded the ongoing illusion of trains arriving and leaving throughout the picture).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Sue MacVeigh, Peter Ruric
On DVD: Apr 26, 2012
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

Cast

Patricia Dane
as Mida King
Van Heflin
as "Rocky" Custer
Sam Levene
as Inspector Gunther
Virginia Grey
as Sue Custer
Cecilia Parker
as Constance Furness
Samuel S. Hinds
as Roger Furness
Connie Gilchrist
as Pearl Delroy
Mark Daniels
as David V. Henderson
Tom Conway
as Frankie Ciro
Betty Wells
as `Baby' Delroy
George Lynn
as Paul Rinehart
Millard Mitchell
as Arthur Doolin
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

If you like raincoats, shadows, fedoras askew, and cliched staccato dialogue, you'll have a 'swell motive' to watch Grand Central Murder. All that, and Tom Conway, too!

March 9, 2007
Buzzine Magazine

The case is as simple as a Chinese puzzle.

Full Review… | April 9, 2003
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