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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 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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $28,000 for the insurance policy would equate to about $437,000 in 2017. See more »

Goofs

The powder used in the bomb that killed Mayor Daniels was discovered by Gordon McKay to be the same powder as used in .38 Magnum ammunition. The .357 Magnum cartridge was created by Elmer Keith and manufacturer Smith & Wesson about 7 years prior to this movie. There was, however, never a .38 Magnum cartridge. 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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Follows 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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