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Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | April 1942 (USA)
Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writers:

Allen Rivkin (screenplay), John C. Higgins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Van Heflin ... Gordon McKay
Marsha Hunt ... Jane Mitchell
Lee Bowman ... Gerald Ladimer
Samuel S. Hinds ... Mayor Daniels
Cliff Clark ... Captain Lynch
Eddie Quillan ... Eddie Wright
John Litel ... Matty
Cathy Lewis ... Bessie Wright (as Catherine Lewis)
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Daniels
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Storyline

First feature film from director Fred Zinneman is a snappy little "B" feature that features Van Heflin as the head of a city crime lab who solves the murder of the town mayor by analyzing evidence from the crime. Written by <jbsports@li.net>

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Crime under the microscope.Introducing Police chemist Gordon McKay.


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Along Came Murder See more »

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Budget:

$199,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film had its first television showing in Los Angeles Friday 21 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Cincinnati 3 January 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), by San Antonio TX 13 January 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), by Chicago 22 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Seattle 27 January 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Hartford CT 11 February 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), by Philadelphia 10 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by Minneapolis 20 July 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); it was not telecast in New York City until 8 July 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Altoona PA 18 December 1958 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in San Francisco 6 February 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

In the very first scene, the city view with busy street is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Wright: Just bury me with one of your swell hamburgers on my chest.
Bessie Wright: With onions?
Eddie Wright: You oughta know by now.
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Remake of They're Always Caught (1938) See more »

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Fun B-movie
27 June 2001 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

In Zinneman's directorial debut, as in most of his films, the emphasis is on the interaction among human minds, souls, emotions, words, and actions. Forensic pathologist Heflin tries to clear accused killer Quillan from being railroaded by radio cop Lee Bowman. Marsha Hunt is marvelous as the lady caught in the triangle. John Litel is memorable in supporting role.


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