Murder Is My Beat


Murder Is My Beat (1955)



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A nightclub singer is arrested and accused of murder despite her protestations of innocence. Though convicted, she does not change her story. She and one of the arresting officers are boarding a prison-bound train when she spies the man she supposedly killed. She and the officer give chase and begin hunting for the man. Unfortunately, the night club singer vanishes leaving the officer, who is by now convinced of her innocent to plead with his superiors for the chance to solve the case, which turns out to be a bit more convoluted that it seems.

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Paul Langton
as Ray Patrick
Barbara Payton
as Eden Lane
Selena Royle
as Mrs. Abbott
Robert Shayne
as Bert Rawley
Roy Gordon
as Abbott
Tracey Roberts
as Patsy Flint
Kate MacKenna
as Landlady
Harry Harvey
as Gas Station Attendant
Jay Adler
as Bartender
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All Critics (5)

Most of its expressionist-tinged visual flourishes are withheld until the very end, with a final twist that's legitimately thrilling.

Jun 28, 2013 | Full Review…

Edgar G. Ulmer was Poverty Row's poet laureate of despair.

Feb 8, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Murder is my Beat" is not one of your better films of the film noir genre. But, this black & white thriller directed by Edgar G. Ulmer has enough going for it to permit a recommendation.

Jan 26, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Visually superb cross between the whodunit and the film noir crime thriller.

Jan 18, 2005 | Full Review…

Packs some punch.

Jun 4, 2004 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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