The Murder Man

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Spencer Tracy plays a hard-driving newsman with a special instinct for solving sensational murders before the police can. This earns him the grudging respect of his peers, but his editor always puts him in his place. Tracy spends most of his time solving cases and almost never sleeps at home. This worries his lovely colleague Virginia Bruce who secretly loves him and wants him to settle down. Trouble comes after Tracy's estranged wife commits suicide and con-artists destroy the life of Tracy's dad. Vengefully, Tracy begins plotting the perfect murder of these larcenous crooks. This was Tracy's first film for MGM. He would remain with the studio for the next twenty years. Murder Man also marks the debut of Jimmy Stewart who appears as a cub reporter jokingly named "Shorty." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Spencer Tracy
as Steve Gray
Virginia Bruce
as Mary Shannon
Lionel Atwill
as Capt. Cole
Harvey Stephens
as Henry Mander
Bobby Watson
as Carey Booth
William Demarest
as Rod McGuire
John Sheehan
as Maxie Sweeney, the Detective
George Chandler
as Sol Hertzberger
Fuzzy Knight
as Buck Hawkins, the Reporter
Louise Henry
as Lillian Hopper
Robert Warwick
as Coleville
Edward Coppo
as Fingerprint Expert
Heinie Conklin
as Warden's Secretary
Jim Pierce
as Sing Sing Guard
Ben Taggart
as Dave, the Sing Sing Guard
John Dilson
as Meltzer, the City Editor
William Norton Bailey
as Welch, the Police Photographer
Harry Tyler
as Doc Warren
George Guhl
as Miller, Cop at Apartment
Stanley Andrews
as Police Commissioner
James Pierce
as Sing Sing Guard
Cyril Ring
as Court Officer
Irving Bacon
as Merry-Go-Round Man
Jack Cheatham
as Investor
Larry Steers
as Investor
Theodore von Eltz
as James Spencer Halford
Reginald Pasch
as Third Mate
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