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Director  Leslie Fenton
Music director  William Axt
Duration  
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Mystery, Drama
Production  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Country  United States
Tell No Tales (film) movie poster
Release date  May 12, 1939 (1939-05-12)
Writer  Lionel Houser (screenplay), Pauline London (based on a story by), Alfred Taylor (based on a story by)
Cast  Melvyn Douglas (Michael Cassidy), Louise Platt (Ellen Frazier), Gene Lockhart (Arno), Douglass Dumbrille (Matt Cooper (as Douglas Dumbrille)), Florence George (Lorna Travers), Halliwell Hobbes (Dr. Lovelake)
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Tell No Tales is a 1939 American crime film directed by Leslie Fenton and written by Lionel Houser. The film stars Melvyn Douglas, Louise Platt, Gene Lockhart, Douglass Dumbrille, Florence George and Halliwell Hobbes. The film was released on May 12, 1939, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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Plot

Michael Cassidy is a reporter for a newspaper that publisher Matt Cooper is putting out of business. Cooper owns a second paper, a more lurid, scandal-filled one. Cassidy abhors it and cites as an example its shameful treatment of innocent schoolteacher Ellen Frazier, a witness in a current kidnapping case.

Cassidy decides to go see Ellen, and, posing as a lawyer, persuades her to elude police officers who are protecting her. Determined to discover who's behind the kidnapping before that night's deadline of his paper's final edition, Cassidy goes to see casino owner Arno and ends up getting taken captive himself, putting his own life and Ellen's in grave danger.

Arno's brother, laundering money for the criminals, gets a guilty conscience and helps Cassidy and Ellen escape, at the cost of his own life. Cassidy writes the story for the paper, causing such a positive reaction that Cooper decides not to fold it after all.

Cast

  • Melvyn Douglas as Michael Cassidy
  • Louise Platt as Ellen Frazier
  • Gene Lockhart as Arno
  • Douglass Dumbrille as Matt Cooper
  • Florence George as Lorna Travers
  • Halliwell Hobbes as Dr. Lovelake
  • Zeffie Tilbury as Miss Mary
  • Harlan Briggs as Davie Bryant
  • Sara Haden as Miss Brendon
  • Hobart Cavanaugh as Charlie Daggett
  • Oscar O'Shea as Sam O'Neil
  • Theresa Harris as Ruby
  • Jean Fenwick as Mrs. Lovelake
  • Esther Dale as Mrs. Haskins
  • Joseph Crehan as Chalmers
  • Tom Collins as Phil Arno
  • Clayton Moore as Wilson
  • References

    Tell No Tales (film) Wikipedia
    Tell No Tales (film) IMDb Tell No Tales (film) themoviedb.org


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