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Quiet Please: Murder (1942)

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A public library at night is the setting for this fast-moving crime caper. George Sanders is a gentleman crook specializing in selling forgeries of rare books. In the company of phony policemen, Sanders enters the library unmolested and pilfers a priceless Shakespeare folio in order to expedite his operation. The criminal's girl friend/accomplice Gail Patrick is willing to go along with the crime until Sanders begins displaying a homicidal streak. She calls in a detective (Richard Denning) to foil the criminal. A murder or two later, Sanders is tracked down amidst the dark, forbidding library shelves. It's no small trick to make a library exciting, but Quiet Please, Murder pulls this off with speed and economy.

Cast

Gail Patrick
as Myra Blandy
Richard Denning
as Hal McByrne
Sidney Blackmer
as Martin Cleaver
Lynne Roberts
as Kay Ryan
Kurt Katch
as Eric Pahsen
Byron Foulger
as Edmund Walpole
Lon McCallister
as Freddie the Stack Boy
Bud Geary
as Gannett
Jim Farley
as Detective
Jack Cheatham
as Policeman
Minerva Urecal
as Housewife
Bert Roach
as Husband
Paul Porcasi
as Rebescu
Frank O'Connor
as Guard in Library
W.R. Deming
as Mr. Daly
Hooper Atchley
as Air Raid Warden
Arthur Thalasso
as Air Raid Warden
Mae Marsh
as Miss Hartwig
Fern Emmett
as Miss Philbert
Charles Cane
as Inspector Henderson
Matt McHugh
as Taxi Driver
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