Murder Is News

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

Gallaudet is the only worthy item in this film about a Walter Winchell-type radio man who slowly uncovers a series of murders. When he breaks news of a society scandal, the son of one of the principals involved goes nuts and threatens revenge. Gallaudet is given a free rein by the cops to investigate after several murders are committed in connection with...read more

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Gallaudet is the only worthy item in this film about a Walter Winchell-type radio man who slowly uncovers a series of murders. When he breaks news of a society scandal, the son of one of the principals involved goes nuts and threatens revenge. Gallaudet is given a free rein by the cops to

investigate after several murders are committed in connection with the scandal. It turns out that a man with dealings in the stock market has been killing people left and right, but neither his motivation nor motives for other murders are ever made clear. The production values are way below

average, and the direction leaves many questions unanswered. This film was on the tail-end of a spate of radio newsman whodunits, a genre that had already worn out its welcome.

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  • Rating: NR
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