Find the Blackmailer

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Find the Blackmailer
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Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Written by Robert E. Kent
G. T. Fleming-Roberts
Starring Jerome Cowan
Faye Emerson
Cinematography James Van Trees
Edited byHarold McLernon
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • November 6, 1943 (1943-11-06)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$81,000 [1]
Box office$307,000 [1]

Find the Blackmailer is a 1943 American crime film directed by D. Ross Lederman. [2] According to Warner Bros records the film earned $230,000 domestic and $77,000 foreign. [1]




Home media

In 2010, the film was released by Warner Archive as part of the six-film DVD-R collection Warner Bros. Horror/Mystery Double Features. [3]

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