Murder Is My Beat
Murder Is My Beat (1955)

Mr. Dean's body is found face down in the fireplace, his features burned beyond recognition. Detectives Patrick (Paul Langton) and Rawley (Robert Shayne) arrest nightclub-singer Eden Lane (Barbara Payton) and she is convicted of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1955
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Violet Lucca
Slant Magazine

Most of its expressionist-tinged visual flourishes are withheld until the very end, with a final twist that's legitimately thrilling.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually superb cross between the whodunit and the film noir crime thriller.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Edgar G. Ulmer was Poverty Row's poet laureate of despair.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Packs some punch.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

"Murder is my Beat" is not one of your better films of the film noir genre. But, this black & white thriller directed by Edgar G. Ulmer has enough going for it to permit a recommendation.

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