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Director  George B. Seitz
Duration  
Music director  David Snell
Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Running time  1h 12m
Story by  William R. Lipman
Language  English
Sky Murder movie poster
Release date  1940
Writer  William R. Lipman (original screen play)
Cast  Walter Pidgeon (Nick Carter), Donald Meek (Bartholomew), Kaaren Verne (Pat Evans (as Karen Verne)), Edward Ashley (Cortland Grand), Joyce Compton (Christine Cross / Her Twin Sister), Tom Conway (Andrew Hendon)
Similar movies  Nick Carter, Master Detective, Phantom Raiders

Sky Murder is a 1940 film starring Walter Pidgeon in his third and final outing for MGM as Nick Carter.

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Plot

Whilst attempting to prove a beautiful immigrant innocent of murder, detective Nick Carter ends up exposing the leaders of the Fifth Column.

Cast

  • Walter Pidgeon as Nick Carter
  • Donald Meek as Bartholomew
  • Kaaren Verne as Pat Evans (as Karen Verne)
  • Edward Ashley as Cortland Grand
  • Joyce Compton as Christine Cross / Her Twin Sister
  • Tom Conway as Andrew Hendon
  • George Lessey as Senator Monrose
  • Dorothy Tree as Kathe
  • Frank Reicher as Dr. Crattan
  • Chill Wills as Sheriff Beckwith
  • George Watts as Judge Whitmore
  • Byron Foulger as Kuse
  • William Tannen as Gus
  • Milton Parsons as Brock
  • Tom Neal as Steve
  • Lucien Prival as Brucker
  • Box Office

    According to MGM records the movie earned $270,000 in the US and Canada and $167,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $64,000.

    Critical

    The New York Times wrote, "let a Hollywood producer launch a film series and very shortly the stories, as they appear, become as formalized as Chinese checkers. The Nick Carter mysteries are no exception...Through it all Nick is magnificently careless. Though sudden death lurks outside the window pane, he never pulls a shade. When seconds count, he saves one to pinch a cutie's cheek. When lesser men quail, he lights a cigarette. As usual, he wins his game in a welter of comic-strip heroics. But, as we were suggesting, it's a little like playing checkers with an opponent whose tricks became familiar long ago" ; whereas Leonard Maltin called the film an "above-average private-eye yarn."

    References

    Sky Murder Wikipedia
    Sky Murder IMDb Sky Murder themoviedb.org


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