GenreDrama, Mystery, Romance Duration CountryUnited States
WriterCharles Kenyon, Jeffrey Dell Release dateNovember 3, 1934 (1934-11-03) Based onthe play Muvesz Szinhaz
by Lajos Zilahy ProductionWarner Bros. Entertainment CastVerree Teasdale (Carola Pointer), Ricardo Cortez (Herman Brandt), Lionel Atwill (John Pointer), Anita Louise (Mariette Pointer), C. Aubrey Smith (Police Inspector Miller), Dorothy Tree (Mrs. Jolan Brandt) Similar moviesBlackhat, Before Sunrise, Un Flic, The Poet, The Secret Agent, Palimpsest
The Firebird is a 1934 murder mystery film starring Verree Teasdale, Ricardo Cortez, Lionel Atwill and Anita Louise, and directed by William Dieterle. A philandering Viennese actor is killed. In the murder scene, the camera sees what the killer does, hiding the culprit's identity.
The New York Times reviewer, Andre Sennwald, dismissed it as "an ordinary mystery melodrama." "Among the definite failings of this smoothly filmed edition of Lajos Zilahy's play is the circumstance that, like the original, it conceals the actual murderer from the audience for such an extended period that the motivation for the homicide never becomes completely real."