Dressed to Kill (1941)





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In this entry in the Michael Shayne detective series, the smart-alec sleuth is at the altar with his bride when shots ring out from a nearby theater. He immediately runs to investigate. He soon finds a series of murders with one thing in common. They are all related to a single stage production. Each victim is discovered wearing a costume from the drama. Shayne soon discovers that the killer is a jilted porter whose actress-lover dumped him. Unfortunately for the enthusiastic gumshoe, his fiancee, disgusted by his love of solving mysteries, dumps him.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Twentieth Century Fox

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Lloyd Nolan
as Michael Shayne
Mary Beth Hughes
as Joanne La Marr
Sheila Ryan
as Connie Earle
Ben Carter
as Rusty
William Demarest
as Inspector Pierson
Erwin Kalser
as Otto Kuhn
Henry Daniell
as Julian Davis
Milton Parsons
as Max Allaron
Charles Arnt
as Hal Brennon
Charles Trowbridge
as David Earle
May Beatty
as Phyllis Lathrop
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Audience Reviews for Dressed to Kill

Fairly forgettable. Lloyd Nolan's always a fun time but if you need to get your Nolan fix, feel free to look elsewhere.

Ryan Howell
Ryan Howell

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
jay nixon

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It's always nice to see Lloyd Nolan as Michael Shayne, and it's always worth seeing William Demarest doing anything, but this seemed like a merely passable entry in the Shayne series.

Justin Remer
Justin Remer

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