Murder with Pictures

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Murder with Pictures
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Directed by Charles Barton
Written by George Harmon Coxe (writer)
Jack Moffitt (writer)
Sidney Salkow (writer)
Produced by Edward F. Cline (associate producer)
A.M. Botsford (producer)[ citation needed ] (uncredited)
StarringSee below
Cinematography Ted Tetzlaff
Edited by James E. Smith
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • September 25, 1936 (1936-09-25)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States

Murder with Pictures is a 1936 American crime-mystery film based on a story by George Harmon Coxe. The film was directed by Charles Barton, the screenplay was written by Jack Moffitt and Sidney Salkow. Lew Ayres starred as Kent Murdock, Gail Patrick starred as Meg Archer; Paul Kelly and Benny Baker also appeared in the film. The film was released September 25, 1936. [1] [2]


Frank Sheridan, Irving Bacon, Lew Ayres & Dan Rowan Murder with Pictures (1936) still 1.jpg
Frank Sheridan, Irving Bacon, Lew Ayres & Dan Rowan
Lew Ayres, Joyce Compton and Benny Baker Murder with Pictures (1936) still 2.jpg
Lew Ayres, Joyce Compton and Benny Baker


After gangster Nate Girard (Onslow Stevens) is acquitted of the murder of Arch Cusick, his lawyer Stanley Redfield (Ernest Cossart) invites the press to a party at his apartment during which he is killed. At the party newspaper photographer Kent Murdock (Lew Ayres) meets Meg Archer (Gail Patrick) who later escapes to Ayres' apartment in the same building after Redfield is killed. The police suspect Archer is responsible for the murder, but are unable to find her, even though she is hiding in Murdock's shower. Later during the police investigation at Redfield's apartment Murdock finds fellow newspaperman's cap which has a photographic plate hidden inside which can identify the murderer. [1] [3]


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