Killer at Large (1936 film)

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Killer at Large
Directed by David Selman
Written by Harold Shumate
Produced by Harry Decker
Starring Mary Brian
Russell Hardie
George McKay
Cinematography Allen G. Siegler
Edited by James Sweeney
Release date
  • October 1, 1936 (1936-10-01)(US) [1]
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States

Killer at Large is a 1936 American mystery film directed by David Selman from a script by Harold Shumate. The film stars Mary Brian, Russell Hardie, Thurston Hall and Henry Brandon as the villain, Mr. Zero. Lon Chaney Jr. appears in a small uncredited role.



Store detective Linda Allen, who is engaged to marry clerk Tommy Braddock, works in the jewelry department. Mr. Zero (Henry Brandon), a master of disguise is hired to pose as a wax figure in the store's display window, challenging the customers to guess which figure is a real person. The store's safe is robbed of a large cache of jewels and the store manager William Bentley is murdered during the robbery. Linda and Tommy discover the body and are regarded as prime suspects by Police Inspector O'Hara. Linda determines the thief was Mr. Zero and follows him to his waxworks hideout. A young Lon Chaney Jr. appears uncredited in two brief sequences playing one of the two henchmen who guard Mr. Zero's waxworks museum.

Cast list

(Cast list as per AFI database) [1]

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  1. 1 2 "Killer at Large: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.