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Poverty Row movie about a murder in a movie studio while a movie is in production.
Nothing really new here script wise (although the revelation of the murderer DID surprise me). Bela Lugosi is totally wasted here in a small role (I'm assuming this came out before "Dracula") but Edward Van Sloan is good and I like David Manners too. A lot of people seem to hate his acting here but I think it's OK--he's also very good looking too. An extra were the flashes of color at the end (red for gunshots and yellow for lights). It adds nothing to the picture but is certainly inventive--for the time.
Quick, interesting little movie. Worth an hour of your time.
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