Murder At The Vanities
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The Earl Carroll Vanities, a popular Broadway revue of the 1930s and '40s, is the setting for this murder mystery interspersed with an assortment of variety acts, including Duke Ellington performing "Ebony Rhapsody" and a novelty number called "Marijuana." Victor McLaglen stars as Bill Murdock, a detective investigating a series of murders during the opening night of a new edition of the Vanities. When private detective Sadie Evans (Gail Patrick) is found murdered, Murdock must investigate between musical numbers to find the killer. When Rita Rose (Gertrude Michael)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"One of the unsung gems of pre-Code film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"'Murder of the Musical' would be a better name."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The nutty tessitura of this "investigation set to music" encompasses everything from Toby Wing's giggly squeal to an astonishing blend of classicism and hot jazz"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"... fast-moving, fast-talking, sexy little entertainment..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
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