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Murder at the Vanities

Author: Carl BrissonVictor McLaglenJack OakieKitty CarlisleDorothy StickneyAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Series: Universal backlot series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Shortly before the curtain goes up on a performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. They find the body of a murdered women and Bill suspects Eric of the crime. Rita Ross, a second female lead, tells Bill that she saw the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Brisson; Victor McLaglen; Jack Oakie; Kitty Carlisle; Dorothy Stickney; Gertrude Michael; Earl Carroll; Rufus King; Sam Hellman; Joseph Gollomb; Carey Wilson; Mitchell Leisen; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 427388577
Language Note: In English with optional French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on a play by Earl Carroll and Rufus King.
Murder at the Vanities violated the Production Code's strictures against semi-nude women, cocktails for two and smoking marajuana and violated almost every section of the Code (six months later and it would not have been made).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1934.
Performer(s): Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle, Dorothy Stickney, Gertrude Michael.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages).
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Universal backlot series.
Other Titles: Pre-Code Hollywood collection
Responsibility: Paramount Pictures ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Joseph Gollomb, Carey Wilson ; directed by Mitchell Leisen.
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Shortly before the curtain goes up on a performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. They find the body of a murdered women and Bill suspects Eric of the crime. Rita Ross, a second female lead, tells Bill that she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill prepares to arrest Eric.

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