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A Shot in the Dark (1935 film)

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Genre  Mystery, Thriller
Language  English
5.6/10 IMDb

Director  Charles Lamont
Distributor  Universal Studios
Country  United States
A Shot in the Dark (1935 film) movie poster
Release date  February 1, 1935 (1935-02-01)
Based on  novel The Dartmouth Murders by Clifford Orr
Writer  Charles Belden (adaptation), Clifford Orr (novel)
Genres  Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Crime Fiction
Cast  Charles Starrett (Kenneth 'Ken' Harris), Robert Warwick (Joseph Harris), Edward Van Sloan (Prof. Bostwick), Marion Shilling (Jean Coates), Helen Jerome Eddy (Miss Lottie Case), Doris Lloyd (Lucille Coates)
Similar movies  Related Charles Lamont movies

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A Shot in the Dark is a 1935 American mystery film directed by Charles Lamont.


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A college student (Charles Starrett) discovers his roommate’s body hanging from a window and calls the police. What at first looks like suicide turns out to be murder. While a police investigation is ongoing, more students are killed.


  • Charles Starrett as Kenneth "Ken" Harris
  • Robert Warwick as Joseph Harris
  • Edward Van Sloan as Prof. Bostwick
  • Marion Shilling as Jean Coates
  • Helen Jerome Eddy as Miss Lottie Case
  • Doris Lloyd as Lucille Coates
  • James Bush as Byron Coates / John Meseraux
  • Julian Madison as Charlie Penlon
  • Eddie Tamblyn as Bill Smart
  • Ralph Brooks as Sam Anderson
  • Robert McKenzie as Sheriff
  • John Davidson as Prof. Brand
  • Herbert Bunston as College President
  • George Morrell as Deputy Ab Barber
  • Broderick O'Farrell as Dr. Howell
  • Jane Keckley as Bostwick's Housekeeper
  • Critical reception

    The New York Times wrote, "A Shot in the Dark, which pictures a trilogy of murders on a rural college campus, telegraphs its punches in a way that may seem insignificant to Chesterfield Productions, Inc., but is as good as a confession to us amateur gumshoes...a decided absence of liveliness both in the writing and the playing"; whereas Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings noted, "a very good mystery...It does have some problems, particularly in having a rather stiff and static presentation, but outside of that, this is one of the more pleasant discoveries I've made."


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